Burn Me Out Kindle Edition
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"I f#cking LOVE BURN ME OUT." - Patrick Shawn Bagley, author of Bitter Water Blues.
About the Author
- ASIN : B08GSTP7S7
- Publisher : Black Rose Writing (September 3, 2020)
- Publication date : September 3, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 539 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 155 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,787,340 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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“I wish I had written this book.” Mickey Spillane’s quote graces the cover of John D. MacDonald’s Gold Medal paperback, THE DAMNED. If Mickey were alive and read BURN ME OUT, I’d bet he’d say the same thing.
I can recommend this book unreservedly, and I've read a LOT of crime fiction.
Al prefers not to die the way he's lived. He wants a chance to live right and walk straight, for himself and for his family.
Burn Me Out is the story of the last 24 hours of Al Vacarro's life in the mob.
It will grip you and haunt you, long after you finish reading.
The action moves swiftly, but with enough breathing room for a flashback narrative of Vacarro's past to unfold, bringing to life not only Vacarro himself, but also the neighborhood and people who have maintained an unrelenting grip on him since his childhood.
Plot and story are important, and Barrows handles them with a deft hand, but they only take a book so far. What elevates this book is the way in which Vacarro comes across as a real person, and not simply a cardboard cutout of a jaded mafioso. This book goes beyond unfeeling pastiche and tells a human story that rises just above the familiar and well-worn background of its genre origins.