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The Bitch
     

The Bitch

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by Les Edgerton
 

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Ex-con Jake Bishop is several years past his second stint in prison and has completely reformed. He’s married, expecting a child, and preparing to open his own hair salon. But then an old cellmate re-enters his life begging for a favor: to help him with a burglary. Forced by his code of ethics to perform the crime, Jake’s once idyllic life quickly plunges into an

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Ex-con Jake Bishop is several years past his second stint in prison and has completely reformed. He’s married, expecting a child, and preparing to open his own hair salon. But then an old cellmate re-enters his life begging for a favor: to help him with a burglary. Forced by his code of ethics to perform the crime, Jake’s once idyllic life quickly plunges into an abyss. Jake soon realizes that there is only one way out of this purgatory . . . and it may rupture his soul beyond repair.

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BN ID:
2940150178274
Publisher:
New Pulp Press
Publication date:
01/09/2015
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
294
File size:
331 KB

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The Bitch 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Scott_Kennedy More than 1 year ago
Les Edgerton writes a story of real criminals, rather than criminal masterminds. These characters have grit and a large depth of sadness driving them forward, revealed gradually as the plot unfolds. The story put me in mind of others where the complications of a crime keep building on themselves, twisting into a labyrinth with no good exit. Films such as A Simple Plan or One False Move came to mind as I read it, and it also had the flavor, to me, of a Jim Thompson book, given the way we're plunged into the workings of one character's mind as he is forced to deal with one bad situation after another, often making the human rather than the best choice. The pace is faily unrelenting from early on, and I read this book in about 3 days (it would have been faster, but I just don't get much reading time these days). Recommended if you like gritty, human crime stories, such as those written by Jim Thompson or George V. Higgins.