- File Size: 2152 KB
- Print Length: 160 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: PlanetMonk Books; 1.0 edition (February 8, 2015)
- Publication Date: February 8, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00TEBVSTS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #370,781 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Dead End (PlanetMonk Pulps Book 16) Kindle Edition
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the particular ending has been tried before and in my "smugness" i thought i had it figured out. I WAS WRONG! the tried and true ending, which was not knew to detective lore, gave me quite a jolt since i was not expecting it. it was truly fantastic for a book that i read when something was in the oven.
don't know which one of lacy's other books i will catch because most have no reviews yet. anyway for a long train ride from the long island to manhattan, try dead end. it might surprise you. it did me!
The flashbacks do a fantastic job of sketching Bucky’s personal history, going back to his childhood and finding out the man he thought was the greatest father in the world was really not his father.
Like many of Lacy’s novels, Bucky not only goes on to become a police detective, but has some back history as a boxer and is a big, hulking guy ready to go toe-to-toe with anyone who gets in his way. The flashbacks take Bucky through his life, his sudden decision to enlist, his quickie marriage, his regrets at his marriage, and his career as a lowly-paid flatfoot walking a beat, that is, until he got noticed by Doc, an older detective who took his under his wing and taught him the ways of the world.
Like the protagonists of many pulp novels, Bucky has a one-way ticket to self-destruction, but the story is told from his point of view and, as the reader, you don’t see him as really a bad guy, just another Joe plodding along, trying to make things work.
This is a really terrific read, both from the perspective of the coming-of-age flashbacks to Bucky’s partnership with Doc. This is a highly recommended read.