Deviant Acts

Deviant Acts

by J.J. White
Deviant Acts

Deviant Acts

by J.J. White


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A haunted, heroin-addicted Vietnam vet’s new PI gig might turn his life around—or end it: “[Hurst] is crazy as a loon, funny as hell, and deadly serious.” —Sterling Watson, author of Night Letter
Jackson Hurst is not in a good place. The only thing that eases the pain is the heroin he’s been addicted to since his time in Vietnam—and it’s already cost him his job and his girlfriend. The downward spiral is only going to continue unless something changes. Then he’s given an opportunity by his aunt Camille, a Vermont millionaire who wants to hire Jackson to rescue her twenty-year-old daughter from kidnappers. 
Camille will spare no expense to get Cheryl back—she also wants the kidnappers dead. And Jackson desperately needs the money. The question is whether he can stay clean long enough to do the job—and more importantly, whether he can bring himself to kill again . . .
From the award-winning author of Nisei and other novels, this is both a gritty detective story and a portrait of one down-and-out man’s quest for redemption in 1970s America.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781504077934
Publisher: Open Road Integrated Media, Inc.
Publication date: 10/11/2022
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

J.J. White has had articles and stories published in several anthologies and magazines including, Wordsmith, theHomestead Review, the Seven Hills ReviewBacopa Review, and the Grey Sparrow Journal. His story, “The Adventure of the Nine Hole League,” was published in the Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, and his story, “Lucky Bastard Club,” was published in the Saturday Evening Post’s 2016 Great American Fiction Contest anthology. His debut novel, Prodigious Savant, was published in 2014, followed by Deviant Acts (2015), and Nisei (2016). He was nominated for the Pushcart Prize for his short story “Tour Bus.” He lives in Merritt Island, Florida, with his wife and editor, Pamela.
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