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Saturday, 5 December 2015

Wayne Shelton 3- The Contract

 
Authors: Denayer & Van Hamme
Age: 15 years and up
Size: 18.4 x 25.7 cm
Number of pages: 56 colour pages
Publication: November 2015
 ISBN: 9781849182690
Price: £7.99 inc. VAT
 
 
Wayne Shelton has a sad duty to fulfil: give the heirs of his deceased team members their share of the pay for the disastrous Khalakjistan mission. But the solemnity of the task is quickly shattered: two hitmen attempt to shoot him in South America, then a bomb is placed under his car in the USA... Who exactly placed such an extravagant price on Shelton’s head? And who’s the mysterious biker trailing him?

 Remember when mercenaries used to be the "scum of the earth" or, more politely, "soldiers of fortune"  Remember Burton, Moore, Harris and Kruger in The Wild Geese"?  Sigh.  Nothing a hand grenade through a door or silenced automatic couldn't take care of.  Ahhh. Simpler days.

And at least they used to be able to pay families of mercenaries who had been killed.  Now you -well, rather, Shelton- have people out trying to kill him.  Action and twists (what else!) and some really great artwork that is accentuated by the colour work of Bertrand Denoulet.

Must remember if I've any problems at customs to offer a bribe.  What can go wrong?

 

1 comment:

  1. Vaitaminnit, I understood ve vould not attract attention to ourselves dressed like this!

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