You’re coming home late at night, you try to do the right thing, but you end up getting caught up in something you don’t even understand and then people start trying to kill you. That’s the plot of 3 to Kill, and of many other crime novels and thrillers, but Manchette, in his very Manchette way takes it in another direction where the chase and the near death provide the bourgeois businessman protagonist something he needs, some sense that life is real?
What if armed men trying to kill you is a gift?
Like all Manchette’s novels this one moves at a rapid pace, with action on top of action and little to no time for reflection. It’s a crackerjack of a novel and further testament to why Manchette is among the greatest crime writers to ever live.