In David Gordon’s diabolically imaginative new thriller, The Bouncer, nothing and no one is as expected ... Beneath it all lurks a sinister criminal mastermind whose manipulations could cause chaos on a massively violent scale. For readers who like a heavy dose of fun with their murder, this is crime fiction at its freshest, from a virtuoso of the 'darkly comic, stylish literary thriller.'
If you can overlook the high body count, The Bouncer...is a brilliantly goofy caper novel in the grand tradition of Donald E. Westlake. A terrorist plot to hit New York City is the only threat that would make confederates out of warring mobsters ... But for all their professional expertise, hunting spies and defusing bombs aren’t among the talents these tough folks have. Better they should hire a 'gangster sheriff,' like Joe Brody, a bouncer at Club Rendezvous who carried out classified military missions during a stint in Special Forces. In a case like this, Brody is definitely your man.
If you like a liberal dose of humor in your suspense fiction, then look no further than David Gordon’s clever new caper, The Bouncer ... The protagonist, Joe Brody, is a bouncer at a gentleman’s club ... and he is always up for a bit of petty (or grand) larceny ... The Bouncer has 'film adaptation' written all over it.
Joe, 'a hard-luck kid from Queens whose file read like a roller coaster of comebacks and blown chances' and [the eponymous bouncer], proves his mettle in the quest to bring down the terrorists. Gordon’s sharply drawn supporting cast adds a nice balance to all the action. Cinematic writing makes this an obvious candidate for graphic novel or film adaptation.