Breakneck by Duane Swierczynski
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
It’s like the TV show 24. But with sex toys!
Joe Hayward is at a seedy motel to confront the man he believes is having an affair with his wife. Unfortunately, Joe walks into the middle of an elaborate covert operation to stop some kind of super weapon, and thanks to his interference the city of Philadelphia might be doomed in a matter of hours. Now Joe has to rush to save the city with the guy he fears his wife is sleeping with.
I had a lot of fun with this one. The ticking clock mixed with flashbacks telling how all these characters ended up in this situation works really well, and there’s a good sense of humor that capitalizes on the over-the-top nature of the entire plot. The art adds to the action and increasing sense of increasing desperation. It’s also nice to be able and sit down a read a quick and complete four-issue comic story.
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