Gone Bamboo pits Henry, a CIA-trained assassin, and Frances, his hard-nosed, hard-bodied wife against two governments and a cross-dressing mafioso. Henry and Frances have gone bamboo-- living an idyllic, retired life in the Caribbean-- but when Donnie, a powerful capo relocated by the Federal Witness Protection Program, inadvertently jeopardizes their plan, all hell breaks loose. Despite the fact that Henry once tried to kill Donnie, the two join forces against the transvestite mob boss looking to ace Donnie. But things aren't going to be so easy. Reminiscent of Dashiell Hammet's Nick and Nora, Bourdain's Henry and Frances are a tough-talking, unlikely couple that will win you over-if they don't kill you first.
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by Gar Anthony Haywood
by Anthony E. Zuiker, Duane Swierczynski
by Anthony Bourdain
by Anthony Holden
by Anthony Horowitz
"This rowdy beach story about an over-the-hill hit man and a retired Mafioso is charmingly narrated by Chris Patton, who lends subtle characterizations to most of the main players. To his credit, Patton doesn't fall into the trap of making the gangsters sound like "The Sopranos," but, going to the other extreme, his depictions are so subtle that the listener can't always follow the dialogue. When his last Mob hit in New Jersey failed, Henry Denard retired to laid-back St. Maarten with his wife, an ex-stripper. Despite the difficulty of concealing a weapon when one is not wearing clothes, the two maintain their vigilance and are prepared when Henry's former capo nemesis shows up on the island under witness protection. N.M.C. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"
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