The Devil's Redhead: A Novel [NOOK Book]

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An ex-con risks his freedom and his life to rekindle an old love affairThey call him Bad Dan, the Man Who Can. A talented photographer who makes his living smuggling premium Thai marijuana into the States, he meets Shel at a Las Vegas blackjack table, and falls instantly in love. After two years of whirlwind passion, they are living in California and plotting a final score. But in his haste to escape the con life, Dan makes a fatal mistake. The score goes sour, and Dan agrees to a ten-year stint to buy a light ...
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Overview

An ex-con risks his freedom and his life to rekindle an old love affairThey call him Bad Dan, the Man Who Can. A talented photographer who makes his living smuggling premium Thai marijuana into the States, he meets Shel at a Las Vegas blackjack table, and falls instantly in love. After two years of whirlwind passion, they are living in California and plotting a final score. But in his haste to escape the con life, Dan makes a fatal mistake. The score goes sour, and Dan agrees to a ten-year stint to buy a light sentence for the woman he loves. When he emerges from jail, Dan’s freewheeling spirit is gone. His parole bars him from consorting with known felons, but no power on earth can keep him away from Shel. Attempting to reconnect with her draws them both back into the smuggling game, where the only things hotter than their passion are the tempers of the men who want them dead.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453253366
  • Publisher: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
  • Publication date: 5/15/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 380
  • Sales rank: 842,867
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

David Corbett
Before becoming a novelist, David Corbett (b. 1953) spent fifteen years as an investigator for the San Francisco private detective agency Palladino & Sutherland, working on several high-profile cases. In 1995, he left to help his wife set up her own law firm, and in 2000 he sold his first novel, The Devil’s Redhead, a thriller about a reformed pot smuggler trying to save his ex-girlfriend from the deadly consequences of her own misguided sympathy.  Corbett’s second novel, Done for a Dime (2003), begins with the murder of a blues legend and turns into a battle for the soul of a small town. It was a New York Times Notable Book and was nominated for a Macavity Award from Mystery Readers International. Next came Blood of Paradise (2007), which was nominated for the Edgar and numerous other awards. It was named both a San Francisco Chronicle Notable Book and one of the Top Ten Mysteries and Thrillers of 2007 by the Washington Post. Corbett’s fourth novel, the critically acclaimed Do They Know I’m Running? (2010), tells of a young Salvadoran-American’s harrowing journey to El Salvador to retrieve his deported uncle. It received the Spinetingler Award, Best Novel: Rising Star Category. He has also contributed chapters to the two Harry Middleton serial novels. Corbett’s most recent book, a collection of short stories titled Killing Yourself to Survive (2012), is offered exclusively through Mysterious Press and Open Road Media.

Before becoming a novelist,David Corbett (b. 1953) spent fifteen years as an investigator for the San Francisco private detective agency Palladino & Sutherland, working on several high-profile cases. In 1995, he left to help his wife set up her own law firm, and in 2000 he sold his first novel, The Devil’s Redhead, a thriller about a reformed pot smuggler trying to save his ex-girlfriend from the deadly consequences of her own misguided sympathy.  Corbett’s second novel, Done for a Dime (2003), begins with the murder of a blues legend and turns into a battle for the soul of a small town. It was a New York Times Notable Book and was nominated for a Macavity Award from Mystery Readers International. Next came Blood of Paradise (2007), which was nominated for the Edgar and numerous other awards. It was named both a San Francisco Chronicle Notable Book and one of the Top Ten Mysteries and Thrillers of 2007 by the Washington Post. Corbett’s fourth novel, the critically acclaimed Do They Know I’m Running? (2010), tells of a young Salvadoran-American’s harrowing journey to El Salvador to retrieve his deported uncle. It received the Spinetingler Award, Best Novel: Rising Star Category. He has also contributed chapters to the two Harry Middleton serial novels. Corbett’s most recent book, a collection of short stories titled Killing Yourself to Survive (2012), is offered exclusively through Mysterious Press and Open Road Media. 
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  • Posted December 31, 2012

    David Corbett either knows some really bad dudes, or he¿s one he

    David Corbett either knows some really bad dudes, or he’s one heck of a pretender (based on his upcoming non-fiction book THE ART OF CHARACTER: CREATING MEMORABLE CHARACTERS FOR FICTION, FILM, AND TV), I’d lean more toward the latter, although I’m inclined to do so with extreme caution. None of the guys and gals in THE DEVIL’S REDHEAD are what I would call good guys, but I still rooted for Danny Abatangelo with every fiber of my being. Shel Beaudry provides as much strength as her male counterparts, and she’s every bit as damaged. This novel was gritty enough that I felt like I was picking asphalt from between my incisors, yet I had to read on until the final resolution.

    If you don’t want your head to feel like it was used as a battering ram, you may want to skip this read. However, if you do, you’ll do so at your own peril, because Mr. Corbett knows how to bring the goods and create memorable characters.

    Robert Downs
    Author of Falling Immortality: Casey Holden, Private Investigator

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2002

    New Novel, New Author, Great Book!

    I will admit that before reading the book I interviewed the author. He made such an impact that I had to go back and read his novel. The Devil's Redhead is about a drug dealer and the woman he loves. I can't classify it as a mystery but it's not a love story either. This book is so much more. I couldn't put it down and the charactors have lived with me long after finishing the last page.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2002

    This book will keep you turning pages!

    This author's going to be big in the crime writing field. The characters are very real--not cardboard at all. The story is not pat, but moves rapidly forward with many unexpected twists and turns. This book will grab you.

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