Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: March 2015
Duration: 4 hours 48 minutes
A gripping noir masterpiece and Notable Book, The Gunman is now a major motion picture starring Sean Penn.
Martin Terrier is a hired killer who wants out of the game so he can settle down and marry his childhood sweetheart. But the organization won’t let him go—they have other plans for him. In a violent tale that shatters as many illusions as bodies, Jean-Patrick Manchette subjects his characters and listeners alike to a fierce exercise in style. This tightly plotted, corrosive parody of “the success story” is widely considered to be Manchette’s masterpiece—a classic of modern noir.
“There’s not a superfluous word or overdone effect in [The Gunman], one of the last cool, compact, and shockingly original crime novels Manchette left as his legacy to modern noir fiction.”—New York Times Book Review