Bad Night In The Holding Cell [NOOK Book]

Overview

In June of 1987, Simon Dawson is going to spend his first night ever in jail, in a cell with three strangers and something dragged from a flooded river. Their situations as minor criminals are strange, funny, and sad. They are lost souls with big plans that never quite work out and no real future beyond this rainy night and the next smoke. Fate always seems to deal Simon a losing hand, and nothing has changed. That floater under a tarp is about change all of their lives forever. It's going to turn out to be a ...
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Bad Night In The Holding Cell

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Overview

In June of 1987, Simon Dawson is going to spend his first night ever in jail, in a cell with three strangers and something dragged from a flooded river. Their situations as minor criminals are strange, funny, and sad. They are lost souls with big plans that never quite work out and no real future beyond this rainy night and the next smoke. Fate always seems to deal Simon a losing hand, and nothing has changed. That floater under a tarp is about change all of their lives forever. It's going to turn out to be a real bad night in the holding cell.
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Editorial Reviews

Erik Smith
After he is charged with assault by his landlord, Simon Dawson turns himself in to the police. Simon's lawyer assures him that he will be out by morning. But when a flood raises a corpse, and that corpse gets tossed in the holding cell with Simon and his three cellmates, Simon will be lucky if he can make it through the night.
Dennis Latham's Bad Night In The Holding Cell is a fast, fun read, perfect for a stormy evening, or a sunny day at the beach.
John Cullen
"Gripping..takes a nightmare most of us don't even want to think about..a night in a county holding cell..and raises it to new heights of terror that can only lead to madness and death."
T.T. Zuma
"Latham isn't a flashy author;his writing is very down to earth and easy on the eyes. His writing is focused, atmospheric, and often rife with ironic humor. Bad Night In The Holding Cell continues in this tradition and ranks up there with his finest work."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011885471
  • Publisher: YS Gazelle
  • Publication date: 10/14/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,235,720
  • File size: 55 KB

Meet the Author

Dennis Latham has been everything from a road band lead singer to a construction laborer, and has survived war and strange accidents, including a 100 foot fall on to rocks that should have killed him. This living on borrowed time attitude shows up in his writing, but his danger days are hopefully in the past. He still has breakfast weekly with childhood friends he has known for over fifty years, and he wants to spend his autumn years on an Alabama beach with his wife, in between hurricanes and oil spills.
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  • Posted April 2, 2011

    Good Read

    If you are looking to "kill" a few hours on a rainy Saturday nite you could not do much better than this. Starts slow, but builds to an unexpected finish. If descriptive blood and gore make you nauseous, perhaps a Peter Rabbit tale would work better for you....me? I liked it! Dennis' discriptions are spot on.A good short read.

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