- File Size: 599 KB
- Print Length: 268 pages
- Publisher: Black Opal Books (November 14, 2015)
- Publication Date: November 14, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B017H61QZC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,165,914 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Wayne J Martin
Author of "The Wobble"
But Jackson Hurst has a singular asset, a very wealthy aunt who needs his help to locate her adopted daughter, Cheryl. She's willing to pay Jackson a lot of money, finance the search and even set Jackson up as a private investigator, a job for which he appears to have no particular talent, if he will just find Cheryl Ebert and bring her home.
Naturally with his troubles and knowing he's hunted by several law enforcement agencies, he agrees to find Cheryl and bring her back to the Vermont mansion. And so the story begins. And now we start to learn that Cheryl is not merely a runaway. She's been a member of the Weather Underground. The novel begins in 1973 and ends in 1977. The road trip is long and littered with nearly every deviant act one can imagine one human perpetrating against another, mostly violent and costly.
The plot is convoluted and clever, the author's writing style is sometimes puzzling and shifty, but it's fair to observe that his style serves the novel well and once readers become comfortable, it should prove not to be a problem. The novel raises some troubling questions and because of that and Hurst's sometimes cavalier approach to certain deviant acts like killing, some readers may be uncomfortable. That said, I found Deviant Acts to be a worthwhile reading experience and do recommend it.
Jackson is hired by his aunt to find her daughter. He was in Vietnam and so his aunt knows he has killed and she needs him to do a very bad deed. He agrees and finds out not all is what it seems to be. Along the road he suffers from his heroin addiction, gets rehab, and becomes a PI. After becoming a PI he is once again hired by his Aunt to once again track her daughter down, this time she is in trouble. He goes to her and soon they find themselves on the run from the feds.
Deviant Acts had many twists and turns and was full of action. As the book continued it just got better. It was very well written and was very colorful and interesting view into the mind of a vet who has seen the horrors of war. It was excellent, but I was confused on the ending. I felt like I either missed something or is this supposed to have a next book to continue with the story?....Stormi
I received this book free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. ~Amy's Bookshelf Reviews
This book was truly a page-turner from start to finish. The characters draw you in and it's obvious that the author is very familiar with the '70s scene and the revolutionary feelings so prevalent at that time. Parts of the book are a bit racy and gritty, but it makes for a very realistic story. I look forward to more cases featuring this unlikely private investigator.