Richard "JUNK" Junkin has always lived on the edge of trouble. A former professional football star who's career was cut short by injury (and gambling problems), he now finds himself selling cars in New Jersey, dreaming of what-might-have-been and lusting after his boss's unbelievably spoiled, unbelievably sexy and unbelievably rich daughter, Victoria. So when the boss asks him to be her personal bodyguard as she tears up the New York City club scene, he leaps at the chance. But before long Junk becomes more of a lapdog than a chaperone, doing all of Victoria's dirty work...up to, and including, murder. This is the story of FILTHY RICH--the story of a disgraced man with a chip on his shoulder whose best years are behind him, dropped in the middle of a group of over-privileged rich girls ruthlessly competing with each other. For the love of a filthy rich girl (that he knows in his heart won't redeem him), he'll do whatever it takes because he just can't resist the hell of a ride she takes him on...in the fast lane. Without any brakes.
Brian Azzarello and Victor Santos spare no noir expense in this classically classic tale of a morally shady anti-hero, some philosophically busted bad buys, and a femme fiercely fatale. Subtlety--from the characters or the creators--is not the name of the game in FILTHY RICH, but there is a wit and snarkiness that keeps things snappy. And the bubbling, barely suppressed rage under the surface keeps the tension strong, and the characters are as abusively addictive as any to have stricken the pages of genre fiction.
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- August 31, 2010
- August 31, 2010
- Brian Azzarello
- Victor Santos