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Disaster Inc (McGarry Stateside Book 1) Kindle Edition
Some people will stop at nothing to make a killing.
You know how they’re always telling us to pay attention to our pensions? Well, some ex-employees of the US government are really taking that advice to heart by using their mayhem-creating abilities to maximise their investments. When one of their fund managers has a momentary crisis of conscience and confesses all to a woman he hardly knows, they will stop at nothing to deal with the problem.
All Bunny McGarry wants is a spot of breakfast and a decent cup of tea. So imagine how annoyed he gets when two masked men attempt to rob the New York diner he is in? Unfortunately, dealing with that problem just leads to a whole lot more. One of the other customers isn’t who she appears to be, and without his help, the odds aren’t great that she will live to see another breakfast.
Amy Daniels is in big trouble and the only thing keeping her alive is a man who is supposed to be dead.
Disaster Inc is the first book in a new series featuring Bunny McGarry, beloved by those who enjoyed the critically-acclaimed Dublin Trilogy of books. It melds high-octane action with a distinctly Irish acerbic wit.
- ASIN : B07HDV9WLG
- Publisher : McFori Ink (September 15, 2018)
- Publication date : September 15, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 1444 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 310 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #50,197 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Note: to complete the back story to the Bunny's adventures I recommend the free download of How To Send A Message at Caimh McDonnell's website: whitehairedirishman.com Amazon does not allow outside links so you will have to type it in by hand. A collection of various short stories, the back story on the rogue nuns who helped Bunny's lady friend to disappear caught my fancy as did several of the other shorts including the back story two of the memorable new characters in Disaster Inc. Freebies tend to be garbage where this writing was the equal to his longer work.
Murphy’s Diner is a truck stop on I-95 and is run by a loquacious woman named Marcy Wainwright who was fired from her previous job at Quincy Shipping when she embezzled some money from her former employers.
But at the cafe, while he’s settled down to have breakfast 🥞 🍳 🥓alongside regular patrons when two men wearing ski masks storm in with guns. They order the patrons to cooperate and try to get Bunny to do the same but he calls their bluff and soon he tackles one of the men and somehow Bunny figures the men are not there to rob but are after one of the patrons.
During the commotion one of the patrons, a vet starts shooting at the masked men with a gun he’d had on him the whole time and the men make a run for it. Bunny manages to flee the diner as well before the cops arrive.
Bunny had first met his girlfriend, Simone Delamere nineteen years ago and they both hit it off. That is until she had run to Dublin to escape some people. Bunny and Simone managed to deal with the problem but left two bodies in their wake, leaving Simone no choice but to run again. When the bodies were discovered Simone becomes a wanted person by the US government.
Bunny knows they could use him to get to her so he makes it his mission to find her before anyone does. So far he heard she was snuck out of New York by a group of rogue nuns known as The Sisters of the Saint. He was hoping he would find them in New York but has no idea where to start looking.
Then he gets robbed in New York and wakes up in Times Square without his possessions. Moreover, he’s only arrived a week ago. While trying to find his way from the diner one of the women back at the cafe stop to give him a lift. They stop at a burger place where 🍔 she gets him an Egg McMuffin meal with a coffee and then tells him that those men were after and that she needs his help. She’s even offered to pay Bunny.
From the very beginning you realize that you’re not in Kansas anymore. In fact, you’re immersed in a very weird story filled with very quirky characters doing any number of nefarious deeds. By the time you reach the crazy, chaotic, no-holds-barred conclusion, you know you’ve found the mother lode of all weirdness.
Ol’ “Queeve” (yeah, we’ve been through this before. That’s how his name is pronounced. What can you do with the Irish?)—ol’ Caimh has done it again—concocted a wild, madcap romp that would do the Coen Brothers proud.
Disaster Inc. is a laugh-out-loud, page-turning, action-packed thriller not to be missed.
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Bunny is in America, the story centres on financial doings, and it's nothing short of brilliant.
Hilarious, gripping, and the final third of the book was almost painful as I wanted to find out what happened next while at the same time not wanting the fun to end too soon.
Caimh McDonnel is at the top of his game and rapidly proving to the world what the rest of us discovered with his debut novel — that's he's one of the best writers around today.
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This volume, being one of several, is possibly the first of another trilogy (or more) and is better read after consuming the ones that came before, especially (but not essentially) the freebie.
'Disaster Inc' sees the late 'Bunny'... RIP, freshly arrived in New York to track down the love of his life. Obviously this, being thirsty work, requires liquid refreshment. A chance meeting with a damsel in distress, two inept would-be assassins, a leprechaun and his newly 'acquired' fluffy friend (who looks nothing like Gene Simmonds from Kiss), starts adventures anew.
Very enjoyable. Recommended !
Disaster Inc. picks up more or less where Last Orders leaves off. Bunny is off the boat, and has been on the hunt for the mysterious Sisters Of The Saint in order to help find, and save, his lady love, Simone. After a celebratory St. Patrick’s day in New York, hungover, he enters a diner. After a “slight” altercation he stumbles upon a lady who knows too much (or nothing at all) and is in dire straits. So what is a Bunny to do only put his search for lady love on hold – and get down to business.
As with the Dublin Trilogy, what would Bunny be without his posse, and this book introduces two new, and brilliant, characters, that are here to back up Bunny in his endeavour, and they certainly add to the flavour here.
The book is filled with the usual combination of humour, and action that lead to a gripping novel. The plot moves brilliantly, and while it ultimately has little to do with Bunny’s ultimate aim of finding Simone, it has everything a book of this genre needs.
Character development is spot on, and Bunny stays as the character we all fell in love with all those books ago!
There’s a very simple reason why I flew through this one, I couldn’t leave it aside. A brilliant read, and one that further cements Caimh’s place as one of Ireland’s strongest talents. If, like me, you have somehow fallen off the Bunny wagon, I think it’s time you got back on. Highly recommended.
For those who know him, this is Peak Bunny - for those of you who don't, give yourself a treat and have a read. Fans of Christopher Brookmyre and Colin Bateman will need to add Bunny to their pantheon of the gods.