Bust begins with cheapskate tech millionaire Max Fisher plotting the murder of his overbearing wife Dierdre so he can live happily ever after with his busty Greek-Irish executive assistant Angela. Max contacts a peculiar hitman calling himself Popeye, who is actually Angela's lover, Dillion, with whom she plans to rob Max blind.

Got all that? To reveal any more would spoil the book's madcap fun. The characters are all self-interested to some extent, but engaging enough that readers want to see what happens to them. For the players left standing in the end, the feeling carries over to the recently released sequel, Slide.

I can see Bruen and Starr collaborating, trying to top each other and tie everything together, doing a fine job.

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