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Johnny V and the Razor

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Johnny V is a driver for Mr. Donnelly, a bootlegger who got too greedy with the wrong man. Sloane is “the Razor”, the muscle in his brother Nick’s bootlegging operation. When Sloane gives Donnelly his final payoff, Johnny’s a witness. Only one thing keeps Sloane off death row—he never leaves witnesses. But even knowing what Nick will do to them both if he finds out, Sloane ...more
ebook, 42 pages
Published November 16th 2011 by Dreamspinner Press

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Vio
Jan 04, 2012 Vio rated it it was amazing
If you are a fan of Film Noir this is the book for you, its a dark and gritty story, beautifully written and drew me into the seedy gangster lifestyle. Fabulous and not your typical romance either, this would have been a magnificent novel. "Sighs" as you can see I am a fan of this genre for good reason, I loved it a lot. Highly recommended, I'm stumped its not more popular.
Tam
Jan 07, 2012 Tam rated it liked it
This review can be found at Brief Encounters Reviews.

I’ve read a couple of stories recently set in the 1920′s during the prohibition era and set in the world of alcohol smugglers and organized crime. As the blurb notes, Johnny V is a driver for a crime boss who is trying to get a foothold in the illegal booze market in town. However the local kingpin has taken exception to Johnny’s boss, and one night Johnny is shocked when a strange man jumps in the car. It doesn’t take him long to figure out w
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T.A. Webb
Dec 17, 2011 T.A. Webb rated it it was amazing
Johnny V is screwed. The driver for a bootlegger, he knows his number might be up when the big, muscular guy slips in the backseat of the car instead of Donnelly. And when he is ordered to drive, he starts planning how he might survive the night.

Sloan is an enforcer, the brawn to his brother Nick's brains. He is good at eliminating threats, taking care of business and making all loose ends disappear. Until he looks at Johnny V, and sees something in the handsome younger man that makes him want t
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Lady*M
Nov 21, 2011 Lady*M rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

Excellent short story set Prohibition-era New York. Sloane is the Razor, a hitman for his brother Nick, who runs the bootlegging business. After killing his brother's rival, he is left with Johnny V, the man's driver and a witness to his crime. In stead of killing him, Sloane is inexplicably drawn to the boy and decides to save him. Johnny, a nineteen-year-old rail rider who had a tough life, is equally scared and attracted to the "man with a wide, dark streak through his heart".

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