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Banged Up (Jas Anderson trilogy #2)
by Jack Dickson
Detective-Sergeant Jas Anderson, the violent anti-hero of FreeForm, ended that story being expelled from the Glasgow police force. Banged Up starts with Jas being framed by his ex-colleagues, and remanded to Barlinnie prison. Soon he is forced to share a cell with Steve McStay, sentenced for aggravated assault on two gay men. In this all-male environment, inmates don't div ...more
Paperback, 267 pages
Published December 1st 1999 by GMP Publishers
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Second in the Jas Anderson series after Freeform. Seriously, folks, why are these books not better known? The author has dropped out of site, but this series is pretty unique in that it's mainstream crime but with a gay protagonist. Do not think hearts and roses. This series is so gritty it's actually like having your teeth pulled sometimes reading it, but, hey, no pain no gain, right? This one is set in prison so if prison rape is a kink you'll like this. Jas is a cop, remember, so prison is no ...more
Not bad if you can handle the Scottish dialect. I was more interested in Jas's prison survival techniques rather than the mystery that led him to the slammer. The whole search for Paul McGhee kind of got lost in the shuffle for me, but this was still a good read.
An interesting modern, first person account of life behind bars in a British prison. The author comes across as honest and forthcoming about the glamorous life of a criminal prior to bring arrested and how he learns to cope with an incarcerated existence. What drew me to this book was his escape from the prison but in the end this was but a small incident in this book filled with violence.
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Jas Anderson trilogy (3 books)