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Cold! Steel! Justice!!! [Kindle Edition]

Alexander O'Hara
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Book Description

IN PARADISE CITY, ALL HELL IS ABOUT TO BREAK LOOSE...
Renegade ex-cop Christian Beretta was kicked off the Dice City Police Force for being "just too damn violent". Now he's BACK - and teaming up with his old partner/sidekick, the gnarly-but-kindly Chief of Police and his feisty ex-girlfriend (who's resurrected from the dead) for the toughest mission of his life. An evil Irish-born Mayor aims to take over the illegal drug trade and execute criminals on live TV - and only Beretta can stop him...
Cold! Steel! Justice!!! is a tour de force of action, comedy, comic-action, action-comedy, and a whole load of nonsense. Like all the great straight-to-video cop movies you remember from the 1980s, it's packed with suspense, violence, incident, smart quips, daring deeds, racial stereotypes, gratuitous nudity, men wearing bandanas in flagrant contravention of all rules of taste, and at least one scene where a Mexican druglord is incinerated in his own car. As convention dictates.
The renegade but good-hearted Beretta causes mayhem, busts things up, does cool things with big goddamn guns, cracks wise, breaks all the rules, gets the girl and saves the day.
In a world of pain, he's the Novocaine...if Novocaine wore a sexy leather overcoat, smoked 40 filterless a day and carried a hand-cannon so goddamn enormous it makes other hand-cannons wet their underpants.
So stand in line for YOUR fill...of Cold! Steel! Justice!!!

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The writer Alexander O'Hara (otherwise known as Darragh McManus) often brings the funny: and it's completely hilarious. We literally laughed out loud on public transport.
--Broadsheet.ie

I really enjoyed this book. Not something I would have picked to read since I am pretty picky when I pick up a book but I very much enjoyed this book. It is funny and very well written. 
--geekygirlreviewsblog.com

I had to read passages to my family because I was laughing out loud so many times. None of us could hold back our laughter at the witty innuendo and dialogue...a delightful read. I loved it, haven't laughed so hard in a long time
--risquereviews.com

I laughed and shook my head at Christian Beretta's antics. O'Hara's twisted descriptions were spot-on and laugh-inducing. If you feel the need to cut loose with a few guffaws, this is the book you're looking for. *****
--Big Al's Books and Pals blog

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  • File Size: 390 KB
  • Print Length: 171 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004QWZDCI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,621,508 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cold! Steel! Justice! June 18, 2011
By BigAl
Format:Kindle Edition
When I think of comic crime novels, I immediately think of Donald Westlake's Dortmunder series, which have entertained me for years. If you're the same, don't expect "Cold! Steel! Justice!" to meet that expectation. O'Hara describes it as "like all the great straight-to-video cop movies you remember from the 1980s ..."

Great literature it isn't, any more than the movies it parodies are examples of great filmmaking. But it is great at what O'Hara intended it to be. I laughed and shook my head at Christian Beretta's antics, just like with those 1980s cop movies. O'Hara's twisted descriptions were spot-on, and laugh inducing as well, such as when he described someone as, "feeling as low as a dachshund spelunker suffering from depression" or "feeling like the biggest jerk this side of Lindsay Lohan's dad." If you're in the mood for a read that is neither politically correct nor serious, and feel the need to cut loose with a few guffaws, "Cold! Steel! Justice!" is the book you're looking for.

**Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog.**
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By Daws
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It's light, fast moving, funny (possibly a bit stupid) with every one liner under the sun. Just an easy entertaining tongue in cheek read. I really enjoyed it. Cheers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Prepare to laugh yourself stupid February 24, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
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Prepare to laugh yourself stupid: writer and journalist Darragh McManus has published comic crime novel Cold! Steel! Justice!!! as an e-book at Amazon and Smashwords. Written as Alexander O'Hara, the book is a rollicking, rocking riot of raw, roaring reading, about loose cannon cop Christian Beretta, his resurrected-from-the-dead sweetheart, his partner with an over-eating problem, and the evil Mayor who wants control of the drugs trade - and wants Beretta deader than dead... In Paradise City, all hell is about to break loose!

Cold! Steel! Justice!! !is a tour de force of action, comedy, comic-action, action-comedy, and a whole load of nonsense. Like all the great straight-to-video cop movies you remember from the 1980s, it's packed with suspense, violence, action, smart quips, daring deeds, racial stereotypes, gratuitous nudity, men wearing bandanas in flagrant contravention of all rules of taste, and at least one scene where a Mexican druglord is incinerated in his own car. As convention and tradition dictate.

The renegade but good-hearted Beretta causes mayhem, busts things up, does cool things with big goddamn guns, cracks wise, breaks all the rules, gets the girl and saves the day. In a world of pain, he's the Novocaine...if Novocaine wore a sexy leather overcoat, smoked 40 filterless a day and carried a hand-cannon so enormous it makes other hand-cannons wet their underpants.

So stand in line for YOUR fill...of Cold! Steel! Justice!!!

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Cold! Steel! Justice!!!, by Alexander O'Hara pokes fun at crime and thriller movies as well as the whole crime genre in literature. I had to read passages to my family because I was laughing out loud so many times.
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More About the Author

Darragh McManus is an author, journalist, playwright and screenwriter. SHIVER THE WHOLE NIGHT THROUGH is his first Young Adult book, but he has previously published two adult crime novels: EVEN FLOW (2012) and noir-style mystery THE POLKA DOT GIRL (2013). For more than a decade Darragh has written reviews, features and opinion columns for several papers, including The Irish Independent, Sunday Times and Guardian. Several short stories have appeared in literary journals, across Ireland, the UK and US, and he's also written a play, which will be recorded for radio broadcast this year. Darragh lives in the west of Ireland and is currently working on some new YA stories. Follow Darragh at darraghmcmanus.com or on Twitter: @McManusDarragh

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