Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9929674-1-3 / E-book ASIN: B00NXTIXEA
Roll the Credits reveals the crime writer’s storied adventures during World War II. The new Hector Lassiter novel is a globetrotting historical thriller depicting a duel-to-the-death extending from decadent old Berlin to 1920s Paris, from bombed-out London to 1950s’ Hollywood, and a last, bloody siege in the steaming jungles of Brazil.
Aided by a beautiful OSS operative and a two-fisted Irish cop-turned-Army intelligence officer, Hector takes on the impossible mission of smuggling a hard-hunted Jewish orphan from France while pursued by the might of Germany’s occupying army.
This is the novel Hector Lassiter’s fans have been waiting for: Hector as guerilla leader and OSS spy, as unlikely father figure, husband, and avenging angel. Rich in atmosphere and character, it is also a chilling tale about the sinister origins of film noir and post-war Hollywood.
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About Craig McDonald
“A writer of truly unique voice, approach, and ambition, Craig McDonald delivers again with Roll the Credits. Hector Lassiter is a compelling character but also a fascinating forum for McDonald’s historical, social, and artistic observations. For all the wonderful action, slick dialogue, and plot twists McDonald throws at the reader, he’s equally interested in saying something substantial about time and place. Not to be missed.” —Michael Koryta
“With each of his Hector Lassiter novels, Craig McDonald has stretched his canvas wider and unfurled tales of increasingly greater resonance.” —Megan Abbott
“Reading a Hector Lassiter novel is like having a great uncle pull you aside, pour you a tumbler of rye, and tell you a story about how the 20th century ‘really’ went down.” —Duane Swierczynski
“I don’t think there’s anything quite like them. These are incredible novels… Not only is the series a one-of-a-kind, but Craig has done one better by trying to make each novel a different novel.” —James Sallis