Quarry's Ex - Max Allan Collins Really a prequel to the other Quarry books. This one had the least plausible plot, I thought. Quarry is well into his role as hitman of hitmen, in the service of those who have become targets. Those who have read any of the other Quarry novels will have already have numerous pieces to Quarry’s back-story: how he came to be recruited by the Broker, the betrayal by his ex-wife, his time in Vietnam. That he would meet his ex-wife as the wife of a B-movie director who has been targeted for assassination *and* run into part of the team assigned to perform the hit struck me as coincidences beyond the possible.

Nevertheless, all the Quarry stories are just plain fun, and this one is no exception.