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Jack Wakes Up by Seth Harwood
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Apr 16, 2010

really liked it
Read in January, 2009

"Jack Wakes Up" is a good noir / crime thriller!

L.A., drugs & betrayal....

The characters are good, the main character Jack Palms isn't quite the tough guy I thought he would be. The Czechs are great characters and have all the usual eastern European stereotypes built in. The bad guys really arent too bad at all unfortunately. Maxine, a stripper turned bartender is really the only female character in the book.

This is not a five star book, but its a great first effort and I think Seth Harwood's writing will only get better!

I enjoyed the book, the writing isn't quite on the level of Charlie Hustons' Hank Thompson trilogy "Caught Stealing", "Six Bad Things" & "A Dangerous Man", but you have to start somewhere. Also, the book doesn't have that raw feel to it, like Josh Bazell's "Beat the Reaper", but it trys hard.

I've heard and read about this series having two more books including Jack Palms, I'm not sure if I'm going to read those, but I'll definitely be checking the reviews.

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