Fast Charlie (Paperback)

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Now a major motion picture starring Pierce Brosnan, Morena Baccarin, and (in his final role) James Caan, FAST CHARLIE is a breathless, top-velocity tale of treachery, taxidermy, and family ties.

THE EDGAR AWARD FINALIST FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL – NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE!

Victor Gischler’s legendary first novel, originally published as GUN MONKEYS, tells the story of Charlie Swift, loyal Mob enforcer to a Central Florida crime boss, who goes ballistic when a rival gangster murders his crew, his boss goes missing, the FBI swarms the scene, and a cadre of killers come after him with everything they’ve got. No one’s quicker on the trigger than Charlie Swift – but is Charlie fast enough to get himself out alive…?

Now a major motion picture starring Pierce Brosnan, Morena Baccarin, and (in his final role) James Caan, FAST CHARLIE is a breathless, top-velocity tale of treachery, taxidermy, and family ties.

About the Author


Victor Gischler is an American author of humorous crime fiction. Gischler's debut novel GUN MONKEYS was nominated for the Edgar Award, and his novel SHOTGUN OPERA was an Anthony Award finalist.  He earned a Ph.D. in English at the University of Southern Mississippi. He also writes American comic books like THE PUNISHER: FRANK CASTLE, WOLVERINE and DEADPOOL for Marvel Comics. He currently lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Victor Tweets @VictorGischler.

Praise For…


"Noir is about language, energy, attitude…Fast Charlie offers a chance to see these qualities in action." - Booklist

Acclaim for the work of Victor Gischler:

“Edgar-finalist Gischler offers tornado-paced shoot-’em-up action in this can’t-put-it-down thriller.”
—Publishers Weekly

“Gischler is one of those authors who writes so smoothly that he makes it look easy. It isn’t, of course, except for the reader who gets to jump aboard his books for the exciting
ride.” —Rocky Mountain News

“Teems with enough violence to fill an entire shelf of crime thrillers.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Gischler keeps the humor at a high level throughout with witty asides and sharp, nasty observations…hilarious.” —Detroit Free Press

“A perfect fit for the high-octane crowd.” —Booklist

“As fast and funny as what we’ve come to expect…it’s just that this time out it hurts more, the characters dig under a couple more layers of your skin.” —BSC Reviews

“Funny, mordant, crazed, riveting, sardonic…Bravo for Victor Gischler.” —Mike Resnick

“Gischler keeps readers on the edge of their seats...and the writing is always well done. It’s a fun read and a read that once begun is difficult to put down.” —Examiner

“The tension is perfection, the writing is smooth and addictive…Not to be missed. This one screams blockbuster.” —Blake Crouch

“Gischler has the unique gift of being able to write intense action and brilliant comedy in the same moment. The juxtaposition of the two is simultaneously hilarious and thrilling. This book proves Gischler’s skill as the master of the game.”
—Crime Spree

“This is a damn fine book by a damn fine writer, and I want more.” —Greg Rucka

“Crazy, sexy, and action-packed.” —Bookgasm

“Victor Gischler is one of my favorite crime writers.” —Sean Chercover

“A marvelous addition to an already remarkable body of work from one of the most creative crime writers in the business.” —Michael Koryta
Product Details
ISBN: 9781803364483
ISBN-10: 1803364483
Publisher: Hard Case Crime
Publication Date: December 12th, 2023
Pages: 256
Language: English