Friday, May 23, 2014

The Disposables

Good cops, bad cops, dirty cops, ex-cops, they are all here.  Bruno Johnson is an ex-cop with a murder conviction.  Now, he is on a crusade with his red-hot Puerto Rican girlfriend to save battered children from the incompetence of Child Protective Services.  To fund his plan he has stooped to working for a Los Angeles mobster, which is risky business for a parolee. All Bruno needs is one last big score and he will be over the border but the Violent Crimes Task Force and the FBI have other plans.

The Disposables exposes the lawlessness within law enforcement from an insider’s viewpoint. This fast-paced story is so loaded with violence, corruption, double dealing and back stabbing the reader may want to wash his hands every time he lays the book on the nightstand.  Even the altruistic Bruno is so dirty from his past life as a cop that it is difficult to bond with him.  There are so many villains in this book you don’t know who you hate the most.  The treachery builds steadily toward a twisted, deceit filled climax.  This is an excellent cop story written in cop jargon and told from the level of the gutter.  Read it.

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Hitler's Children

When Carlos the Jackal joins forces with the Red Army Faction (RAF) with the intention of toppling the West German government, Inspector Rainer Lombach of the Anti-Terrorist Task Force is stretched to the  breaking point.  He is forced to deal with two murders, a high profile kidnapping and a hijacked airliner while balancing reconciliation with his estranged wife.  Then Carlos and his multinational gang plot the coup de grĂ¢ce.

Hitler’s Children is a true to life tale of terrorist activities in Europe during the seventies.  The realism of Ralph Young’s story shows tremendous depth of knowledge of the topic and the setting.  The characters and the plot are richly developed making this is a first class detective story.  The prose is excellent and flows beautifully, there is however, just too much of it.  My personal taste tends toward fast-paced fiction and there were times when I became impatient reading details that I believe were not necessary to advance the story.  Those who love to be drawn into the scene by intimate description will be delighted with the sumptuous minutiae.  Hitler’s Children is a very interesting read no matter your pace preference.

166,400 Words 
Price $3.99

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