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Big City, Bad Blood (Ray Dudgeon Series #1)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2014

    Good story

    I enjoyed this well enough to buy his next book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2013


    Saturn, thank you for the shred of knowledge. I shall remember that.

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  • Posted September 22, 2012

    Highly tecommended

    Great storty very good read!!!!

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  • Posted March 24, 2009

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    A most interesting book and quite the introduction!

    It reads more like a screen play that a novel, but that's a part of it's charm. It is a very descriptive work, the author sets out to paint a panoramic scene and succeeds...although sometimes it does feel like a bit too much detail. I remember feeling like I was watching a Dick Tracy movie. Dudgeon has that old school detective feel to him and it's very inviting.

    I was very surprised at how raw many of the characters were. It is very much like the Sapranos in the way that the low-lives don't hold back on profanity. Because of this, I would be carefull about adding such a book to your general library or giving it as a gift lest you offend someone.

    The book keeps you on edge - you're always wondering what avenue will it take next. On top of all the action, intrigue and suspense of what's going on with the 'Outfit' there is a romance playing out that makes you feel for Dudgeon. He reveals a very sensitive side with his love interest, friends and the innocents he encounters on the job that makes the character likeable. Seeing his emotional side makes the tough-guy mask he wears most adorable. These traits balance the book between the male and female audiences.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2008

    A Different Kind of Thriller

    Ray Dougian is not your average PI. He is actually someone that is so entwined with the bad guys that he seems to do the same kind of things the bad guys do (murder, break into cars and storage lockers, blackmail, etc.) while claiming that it is all for a good cause. He is hired by a Hollywood type for protection against a mob hit. Thinking the mobster is small change, he roughs up some of his cronies to send a 'message.' Ray doesn't realize how big a deal this is because bodies are turning up everywhere and there seems to be a contract out on Ray as well as his client. The book has some really entertaining moments and sometimes feels like a long episode of The Sopranos. It is very different from the typical thriller in there is a lot less suspense, just things happening with a lot of interesting characters and dialogue. If you can forgive Ray for his sins, you will like the book. If some of the things he does to the bad guys bothers you then try something else. I liked it.

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    Posted May 17, 2011

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