Rat catcher

by Diggle, Andy.

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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CLP - Homewood Graphic Novels GRAPHIC NOVEL Diggle
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CLP - Lawrenceville Graphic Novels GRAPHIC NOVEL Diggle
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Written by ANDY DIGGLE Art by VICTOR IBA#65533;EZ Cover by LEE BERMEJO According to underworld legend, the Rat Catcher is a peerless assassin who specializes in silencing mob snitches. There's just one problem - he doesn't exist. At least, not according to the U.S. Marshals who oversee the Witness Protection Program... Now there's a pile of dead bodies in a burning safe house outside El Paso. The Rat Catcher has finally slipped up, and a washed-up FBI agent has one last chance to hunt him down before he disappears forever. But as the two master manhunters spiral in towards each other in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse, each of them hides a secret from the other - secrets that could destroy them both. New York Times best-selling author Andy Diggle (THE LOSERS, Daredevil) partners with future superstar Victor Iba#65533;ez in a tense Vertigo Crime thriller that's unrelenting to the very last twist.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This starts like a house on fire and, literally, with a house on fire. A man, shot in the back, struggles out of the flames and stops a passing minivan. He shows a badge and then knocks the driver out cold. We piece the story together slowly, from different viewpoints: the house was a safe house, where the FBI was getting ready to hand an important witness over to the U.S. Marshals. The man was willing to testify against the white-supremacist drug lord who runs west Texas. He also knew the identity of a shadowy figure called the Rat Catcher, who kills informants before they can talk. The narrative is propulsive and disorienting as we try to sort out who is who and what they're really up to. By the time we learn the identity of the Rat Catcher, it's become a classic wrong-man scenario, as the good guy gets chased by other good guys while the bad guy manipulates the outcome. Diggle uses point of view and time shifting effectively, and Ibanez frames the action perfectly, building suspense that is wonderfully cinematic.--Graff, Keir Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "It's no surprise that this entry in the Vertigo Crime line reads a lot like a gritty action movie; Diggle is also the author of The Losers. The structure of both works is quite similar, with the requisite action set pieces and betrayals to keep the reader on his toes. Instead of soldiers, the story focuses on federal agents. The eponymous villain is a legendary assassin, specializing in taking out mob informants under witness protection. An aging FBI agent by the name of Moses Burden has been on his trail for years, and it is only after a botched hit in the Texas badlands that he finally has a chance to stop the Rat Catcher once and for all. The big twist that comes near the halfway point, while far from unpredictable, is still intriguing and drives on to the bitterly ironic ending. It is only after flipping past the last page that the lack of character development and senselessness of several subplots becomes apparent. With its crisp artwork and punchy dialogue, Rat Catcher is a brisk and bloody good time in spite of itself. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Vertigo crime.
Subjects Murder for hire -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Assassins -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Detective and mystery comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Publisher New York :Vertigo Crime,2010
Contributors Ibañez, Víctor.
Fletcher, Jared K.
Audience Suggested for mature readers.
Language English
Notes "A graphic mystery"--Spine.
Description 181 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
ISBN 9781401211585 (hardcover)
1401211585 (hardcover)
9781401230630 (pbk.)
1401230636 (pbk.)
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