Just finished reading Shot of Tequila by the big Indie man himself, J.A. Konrath. This is probably the third or fourth book of his that I’ve read, and while I really enjoyed his other works for their originality and concepts, this book was the best one yet. I can’t put my finger on why… Maybe it felt more polished/ complete, or perhaps it was the fast-paced, notched-up tension Konrath managed to hold throughout most of the novel.
Or perhaps it was the way Konrath managed to get me rooting for a career thug with a heart of stone. He managed to make the bad guy one of the good guys. I guess, like anything, it’s all about perspective.
At any rate, I found myself reading all through dinner, walking down the hall, even in the bathtub ( a big No-no on an ipad!) which is how I know the book had me roped in good. That, and the book read like a movie– meaning I could practically “see” the crazy, adventurous, bloody scenes in my head. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if Shot of Tequila gets made into a movie. Of course, by the time studio execs were done with it they’d remove a few things that some might find too gory or violent, but that I think made the novel that much richer.