Disaster Inc ~ ‘Where there’s pain, there’s gain’
I’ve been a huge fan of Caimh McDonnell’s books from the beginning, having read all four books in The Dublin Trilogy. (yes that is four!!!) There is something about Caimh’s wit and comic timing, that features across all his books, that just appeals. I was thrilled to hear he had recently released a new series but with a very familiar face, my man, Bunny McGarry.
Disaster Inc, (aka Bunny McGarry #1), is described as a book that ‘melds high-octane action with a distinctly Irish acerbic wit.’
I was delighted to receive a copy from the lovely Elaine over at McFori Ink and have my unbiased and voluntary review for you all today.
About The Book:
He’s a good man having a bad day with the worst hangover.
All Bunny McGarry wants is a spot of breakfast and a decent cup of tea. So imagine how annoyed he gets when two masked men attempt to rob the New York diner he is in? Unfortunately, dealing with that problem just leads to a whole lot more. One of the diner’s other customers isn’t who she appears to be, and the odds aren’t great that she is going to live to see another breakfast.
So just how much trouble is she in?
Well, you know how they’re always telling us to pay attention to our pensions? Some ex-employees of the US government are really taking that advice to heart by using their mayhem-creating abilities to maximise their investments. When one of their fund managers has a momentary crisis of conscience and confesses all to a woman he hardly knows, they will stop at nothing to deal with the problem. Amy Daniels is in big trouble and the only thing keeping her alive is a man who is supposed to already be dead.
I know there is the official book description (see above) for Disaster Inc., but I just love this alternative one…
‘The man, the myth, the legend. Bunny McGarry is back and stomping about the mean streets of New York. Join him as he takes a massive leap out of his comfort zone all in an effort to save the woman he loves. Before he can do that, he has to deal with a bit of a situation that happens over breakfast.
It’s like Jack Reacher if he’d taken more of a shine to the drink’
I mean seriously, Jack Reacher with a drink problem? Get your head around that image 🙂
Bunny McGarry is back, and as ever, he means business…but not until he drinks himself into oblivion and wakes up with the hangover from hell. With his money and mobile phone missing, Bunny soon realises that he is in New York, a different stomping ground from the streets of Dublin, a place where life moves a little differently, yet people can still act just as inane and stupidly. Bunny is well annoyed and goes in search of the one person who he says owes him from way back. But for Bunny McGarry, nothing is straightforward, as he soon finds himself part of a take-down at a cafe where he was about to enjoy breakfast.
Bunny McGarry comes into his own when faced with adversity. His one-liners and quips are written by Caimh McDonnell with such humour and laced with the Irish/Cork wit that I know so well. Most people in a robbery situation will panic, hands in the air, but for Bunny it’s just an interruption in his day, an inconvenience to his hangover…
‘No offence lads, but I’m not that intimidated by arseholes in balaclavas. I come from the country that invented the concept’
What Bunny hadn’t expected though was to be caught up in a scam of mesmeric proportions involving ex-government officials with a team on-hand intent on keeping the silence, at what-ever cost.
Amy Daniels is the target and Bunny, against all his better judgement, finds himself by her side as the one person who can help her……
Bunny and Amy settle into some semblance of a partnership, in an attempt to salvage Amy’s reputation and save her life.
‘Amy found herself trusting him. As much as she could not put her finger on why, it was the notion that untrustworthy people, in her experience, put considerably more effort into their presentation. Bunny snorted, belched and aggressively scratched at his nether regions. The man was like a biological orchestra.’
Bunny had gone to New York, undercover, looking for the woman he loves. He is supposed to be keeping a very low profile but soon he is involved with wild horseback chases across parks, flash mob scenes, incognito disguises and taking down the bad guys. Bunny doesn’t do anything by half and in this latest series, his ability to see humour in dark situations and his fearless approach to any scenario, makes for an action-packed and very entertaining tale.
Bunny McGarry is an enigma. In Disaster Inc he is an Irishman let loose on the streets of New York, without a fear in the world for his own safety. He has the eye of an experienced policeman, with the talent to spot the baddy at all times. The combination of smartness and fearlessness make him a very dangerous foe indeed, as woe betide any who get in his way.
Disaster Inc is a great start to a new series from Caimh McDonnell. Bunny McGarry is such a wonderful character and his American adventures just add to his CV as our very own Irish Jack ‘Óg’ Reacher 🙂 The one item missing though is the hurley….Caimh where is the hurl?
American friends, wouldn’t you just love to see a wild Irishman rushing through Central Park with a hurley in hand and a steeliness in his eyes? All I can say is Bunny for President 😉
Pure entertainment. Full of action. Irish Humour and wit.
Purchase Link ~ Disaster Inc
Caimh McDonnell is an award-winning stand-up comedian, author and writer of televisual treats.
In his time on the British stand-up circuit, he has firmly established himself as the white-haired Irishman whose name nobody can pronounce. He performs regularly at all the major clubs and is equally at home doing a set or acting as MC. He regularly supports Sarah Millican on tour and has also brought the funny worldwide, doing stand-up tours of the Far East, the Middle East and once, the near east (Norwich). He brings a new stand-up show to the Edinburgh festival most years, mainly as an excuse to eat things that’ve been deep fried……
For more ~ http://whitehairedirishman.com/
Twitter ~ @Caimh
Fantastic review! I love the sound of this one!
It’s pure entertainment Nicky! Thank you! X