cool-covers, , 2018, reviewed, Mystery, Fiction

Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:244 pages

Smokey and the Bandit and The Dukes of Hazzard meet Justified and Fargo in this crime-family saga.

Meet the McGraws. They're not criminals. They're outlaws. They have made a living by driving anything and everything for the Stanleys, the criminal family who has been employing them for decades. It's ended with Tucker. He's gone straight, much to the disappointment of his father, Webb.

When Webb vanishes after a job, and with him a truck load of drugs, the Stanleys want their drugs back or their money. With the help from his grandfather, Calvin-the original lead foot-Tucker is about to learn a whole lot about the family business in a crash course that might just get him killed.

Praise for RUMRUNNERS:

“A killer. If you dug Bull Mountain, you’ll love it.”—Brian Panovich, author of Bull Mountain

“The best word to sum up this book is ’FUN’, in capital letters.”—Stuart MacBride, author of The Missing and the Dead

“Buckle up...RUMRUNNERS is a fast and furious read.”—Samuel W. Gailey, author of Deep Winter

“Few contemporary writers do justice to the noir tradition the way Eric Beetner does. Others try to emulate and mimic; Beetner just takes the form and cuts his own jagged, raw and utterly readable path.”—Gar Anthony Haywood, author of Assume Nothing, Cemetery Road and the Aaron Gunner series

“Rumrunners just never lets up. It's a fuel-injected, mile-a-minute thrill ride. I had a blast.”—Grant Jerkins, author of A Very Simple Crime and Done In One

    Rumrunners Reviews

  • Richard

    This is the third Eric Beetner book I've read this year and for the third time in a row, he delivers thrilling, pulpy, criminal entertainment. Rumrunners, which so far might actually be his most popul...

  • Adam Howe

    The blurb describes Eric Beetner’s RUMRUNNERS as Smokey and the Bandit meets Justified meets Fargo, and it’s that and more. (It was written before Fargo S2 aired, but there are welcome shades of t...

  • Benoit Lelivre

    It's going to take me a little while to fall back to Earth after such an awesome novel. RUMRUNNERS begins as a classic crime novel, almost cliché even, but that's before Eric Beetner starts throwing ...

  • Col

    Synopsis/blurb....Smokey and the Bandit meets Justified and Fargo in this violent crime-family saga.Meet the McGraws. They're not criminals. They're outlaws. They have made a living by driving anythin...

  • Max Everhart

    Is Elmore Leonard still alive and writing under a pseudonym? By page ten or so of Eric Beetner's latest book Rumrunners, that was the question I was asking myself, which is high praise indeed consider...

  • Derrick

    Eric Beetner seems to have a formula that he has used for every book he has published: Fun plot + believable characters + witty dialogue + breakneck pace = novel that knocks you socks off.I am more th...

  • Scott Cumming

    An endorsement of this book might be that it wasn't even the one I intended to read next. I just happened to pick it up and have a look over the first few lines as I am sometimes wont to do. This look...

  • Francis

    Gritty crime and suspense in this story about four generations of some willing and some unwilling outlaws!...

  • Rory Costello

    Eric Beetner really commands his material here. He excels at maintaining momentum -- if you like real car chases (with classic vehicles) and fights (especially with improvised weapons at hand), you've...

  • Steph Post

    One of the best crime novels I've read this year. Fast, fun and brilliantly crafted. I will definitely be checking out the prequel. ...