Re: RARA-AVIS: Such Men Are Dangerous by Lawrence Block

From: Seth Harwood (
Date: 24 Sep 2007

That's now the third strong recommendation for this book I've seen/ read/heard in the past two weeks. Good news is I've ordered it and plan to read it as soon as it comes.

Seth On Sep 24, 2007, at 9:42 AM, Ed Lynskey wrote:

> Lawrence Block wrote this military noir early in his writing
> career about Paul Kavanagh, an ex-Green Beret who retires from
> the trade.
> What's interesting is that Paul falls in love with his solitary,
> Crusoe-like life on a deserted Florida Keys island. George
> Dattner hunts up Paul, and they plot to steal a shipment of
> nuclear weapons from the military in the Dakotas.
> Paul tells their caper in a low-keyed, conversational manner. He
> gets so far in, you're left wondering if he'll ever get back to
> his island paradise a million dollars richer.
> This novel goes, and is one of the better
> retired-from-the-spy-trade crime books I've read.
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