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Duane Swierczynski Books In Order

Publication Order of Level 26 Thriller: Featuring Steve Dark Series (with Anthony E Zuiker) Books

Dark Origins (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Prophecy (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Revelations (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Charlie Hardie Books

Fun and Games (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hell and Gone (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Point and Shoot (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Secret Dead Men (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wheelman (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Blonde (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Severance Package (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Expiration Date (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Canary (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Revolver (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non Fiction Books

This Here's a Stick-up (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Complete Idiot's Guide to Frauds, Scams and Cons (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Perfect Drink for Every Occasion (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Spy's Guide (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Encyclopedia of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Big Book O' Beer (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle


Duane Swierczynski was born on 22 February 1972. He is an American Crime Writer who is famously known for many of his non-fiction novels, books, and comics. Duane was born in Frankford, a town neighboring Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After leaving the small town in the 1990’s, he finally managed to move in a small town located in the Northeastern parts of Philadelphia. As an author, Duane has written a total of 6 non-fiction novels such as the Big Bad Book, The Big Book and the This is a Stick Up. Apart from being an author, he has also served as an editor at Details and Men’s Health. He also worked as an editor at the Philadelphia City Paper for some time.

The Secret Dead Men was his very first crime fiction novel and was published by Pointblank in the year 2005. Ever since he has managed to add a total of nine novels. Most of his works draw mostly on the crime noir themes and also make frequent use of the femmes fatal. In the year 2008, Duane secured an exclusive deal with the critically acclaimed Marvel Comics, where he wrote the Punisher, Moon Knight, and Cable. He was also involved in the creation on the Immortal’s Iron Fist. Currently, he has been contracted to be involved in Werewolf By Knight, which is a story about a bishop. He also expected to contribute to the X-Men series.

Lions Gate Entertainment, for film treatment, picked up, Duane’s novel Severance Package. Bret Simon was hired to co-write the script with the author and also direct the film. Duane is currently married. He has two children. He has named his children after influential figures in the comic book industry.

Fun and Games

This is the first installment in the Charlie Hardy Trilogy series by Charlie Hardie Trilogy. This story balances quirky stories with characters who appear to be real. The mystery behind what truly sent Charlie to flee from Philadelphia is what interests us; however, we also want to truly, know the main reason why Lane is dead. A lot of fun has been included in the story. At least four of the recurring characters reside in Los Angeles, thereby giving the story a sense of authenticity. The plot is exceedingly great while the context and the history, together with the lives of the characters is somewhat complicated. There are moments when this is tragic, and there are moments when it is just hilarious.

The client in this book is an exceedingly great character. We totally know nothing about this character. However, it is fascinating to watch this character as she unravels, hence the author has to invent more and more narratives so as to cover the scenes which unfold whenever her plans head the wrong direction. As a reader, you will be horrified by the reader’s lack of compassion; even her assistant cannot understand why the client is so cold-blooded. Both Charlie and Lane are damaged people. The author gives us the reader, an internal dialogue so that the reader becomes aware of their survival. It is extremely funny to learn that Lane skills to survive were learned by making cheap action movies.

Charlie is exceedingly resilient towards the end. However, he is still standing tall at the end. We are not exactly sure as what exactly is going to happen to him when the sedatives wear off, and he wakes up. However, we know that there is a total of three books in this series, hence the reader can only assume that he thrives and survives in some way. Charlie and Lane have an exceedingly great run. The writer does an excellent job of ensuring that the survival skills of the two are exceedingly plausible. He also makes the ability of the bad characters in this book to track them appear exceedingly likely.

It is extremely fortunate that Charlie possesses the skills that he does. Charlie is a great man who lived with a heavy burden of guilt. Charlie and Lane are extremely similar, and he comes to realize it eventually. When Lane confessed her guilt, Charlie did not offer absolution but instead he offered to understand.

Hell and Gone

This is the second installment in the series, and it is the story about Charlie Hardie and ex-policeman. The first installment introduced the reader to Charlie as he tried to withdraw himself from the world especially after he successfully managed to get his friend into the police department. While in Los Angeles, Charlie stumbles upon a young actress who has been on the run from some individuals. The first book in this series ends up with a cliff hanger while the second book picks up from where the first had left. Charlie has been beaten up and left for dead. He is not only handcuffed to an exceedingly beautiful woman who had previously tried to kill him. The paramedics and law enforcement officers arrive and manage to separate the two characters. They whisk off Charlie in an ambulance.

But before Charlie truly understands what is happening, he is once again drugged and taken to an unknown location. Upon arriving at the location, he is once again drugged and once more taken to yet another location. Upon waking up, he finds himself in the middle of the room with the very same woman who had tried to end his life. The woman is working for a very secretive organization known as the Accident People. While waking up, Charlie is still unconscious and does not understand for how long has he been unconscious. Mann eventually talks to him and tells him that he has been chosen to work for the same organization, The Accident People. As it turns out, he has been sent to an exceedingly super security facility, which is known as 7734. At this point, the story manages to go into a rabbit hole. It turns from a shootout to a psychological thriller. This book is filled with a rather intriguing storyline that is full of action and suspense.

The author does a great job in employing suspense, and many of the time the reader is not going to see what will be coming next, even in a million years to come.

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