Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays: Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell

Two pieces of pressed sheet-metal — no grips, even — and a slightly off-center cylinder. It looks like something that began life as a starter pistol at a track meet. For a second it makes me feel better about there being 350 million handguns in the United States. Then I see the bright brass ends of the bullets and am reminded how little it takes to kill someone.

I should throw it out. Bend the barrel and drop it down a storm drain.

Instead, I slip it into the back pocket of my scrub pants.

Title: Beat the Reaper
Author: Josh Bazell
ISBN: 9780316032223
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company/2008
Pages: 320

From back cover:

Dr. Peter Brown is an intern at Manhattan's worst hospital, with a talent for medicine, a shift from hell, and a past he'd prefer to keep hidden. Whether it's a blocked circumflex artery or a plan to land a massive malpractice suit, he knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men.

My views:

It is about an intern who has a past, being a hitman and all that. After few years of that, he ends up sudying medicine, to heal people. He has tried his best to hide his past but it catches up with him. But our man is not one take anything lying down. He knows how to save himself from any kind of situation.

Despite being very graphic, it is hilarious, taking the story of crime, blood and gore to new heights. I liked the various nicknames of the mobsters and Peter's knowledge about most things..be it about mobsters, medical sciences or/and Physics!. The various scientific explanations made it a very interesting read. Beat the Reaper is a good debut novel and throughly enjoyable with good, racy pace. The action simply takes us in. Peter has to fight how to Beat the Reaper....that is, keep death at bay!

19 comments:

bermudaonion said...

This book was graphic, but what a page turner! I thought it was great!

Veens said...

Sounds like a good one! I am sure I want to read this one.

Thank you Gautami for the lovely comments on the blog :)

Lady Q said...

Sounds like a good one. Here's my teaser from The Hollow.

Mash1195 said...

Thinking this is definitely going on my ever growing tbr bucket list.
CMash

Jennifer said...

Wow, a powerful teaser. Are there that many handguns i the US? That is frightening. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/06/teaser-tuesdays-unspeakable.html

fredamans said...

Great review and teaser! Definitely up my alley!

http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/06/teaser_28.html

Beth said...

Great teaser!

Missy B. said...

This sounds like it could be comical...good teaser. I may give this one a try.

DelGal Reviews said...

Wow, sounds like a good book :)

stacybuckeye said...

I keep reading great things about this one, but that cover really turns me off and doesn't make me want to pick it up :(

Kaye said...

I've read a lot of positive reviews of this one but for some reason, it just doesn't grab me.

Vicki said...

I almost read this, but for some reason changed my mind.

jlshall said...

Sounds bloody, but interesting. I'll have to give it a look. Good teaser!

Novroz said...

This sounds like my kind of book. I'll put it in my to search list.

pussreboots said...

Enjoy your book. Thanks for stopping by. Pussreboots.

Mystica said...

Sounds a good read. Thanks

Yvonne said...

This sounds like my type of book.

Emma Michaels said...

Great teaser! I hope you will check out mine for Stephanie Meyer's latest novel The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner! Also, if you check back on my blog this Friday I have huge news about the novels I had been submitting to agents/publishers!

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Emma Michaels
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Zia said...

Great teaser! I think this book looks interesting.