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Deviant Acts

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  16 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Jackson Hurst lives his nightmares with his eyes open. Only the heroin he’s been addicted to since Vietnam keeps the horror at bay. A poster child for losers, Jackson’s addiction has cost him his job, his girlfriend—and unless there’s a change soon—his life. That change comes in the form of the wicked Aunt Camille, a Vermont millionaire who desperately needs Jackson’s ...more
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Published November 14th 2015 by Smashwords Edition
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I was really surprised how much I enjoyed this book. The first chapter was a little off because of the language and slang it used, but it was a written very well and It was a very enjoyable read.

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
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Aisling
This is one of those books that is both better and worse than the three stars it's getting. The author has good pacing and interesting characters and the plot was fine. The book was very readable. All of that points to the potential for a good writer. But White clearly does not have a critical editor to call him on inconsistencies, when he goes off track, or seems to be trying his hand at a completely different kind of novel (romance, porn, noir). I see a lot of potential but this reads like a ...more
Robert
Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you lived through the turbulent sixties you might like this book. If you don't like criminals portrayed as likable victims you won't like this book.
Jackson came back from Vietnam with a heroine addiction. After bumming around for awhile his eccentric aunt hires him to find her daughter. Cheryl belongs to a violent revolutionary group and has been kidnapped. Halfway through the story changes direction. Like a two-part novella. Good character portrayal, good writing, weakish ending.
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Amy Shannon
May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Intense and compelling!

This is the first book of White's that I've read, but I look forward to reading more. It's full of drama and mystery, and definitely a lot of action. A magnificent turn around for the Jackson Hurst. He's rebuilding his life that he self-admittedly knows he destroyed with his addiction. This story is raw and brutal, and just all together magnificent. I loved it from start to finish. White's work is a definite read, and reread.
Victoria Brinius
This is a drama from start to finish and a great thriller. I wondered if he could kill again and how it would affect him. I also thought that the argument after the shower was spot on! Seriously. So many people rush into things and I could not agree more. I LOVED the ending and only wish that it was one chapter longer. The characters were great and I was happy that they "paid" their dues. I am giving this book a 5/5. I was given a copy, all opinions are my own.
Crystal M. Ecker
Feb 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Full Disclosure: The author is my uncle; however, he did not provide a free copy of this book to me. So this review comes after I purchased his book.

First, this book was not at all what I was expecting. It takes place over the course of a few years and shortly after the main character, Jackson, gets dishonorably discharged following his stint in the Vietnam War, which left him with three recurring nightmares. The book follows Jackson’s exploits, which initially are basically doing “smack” and
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Carl Brookins
Dec 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

A road novel, a saga that takes readers from Charlotte, North Carolina to Vermont, New York, Mexico, Albany and many points between. We follow an inept former marine who was booted from the service for various illegal acts. Now a civilian, Jackson Hurst has become a destitute low-level criminal, doing and selling drugs, burgling his neighbors and driving his mother slightly mad.

But Jackson Hurst has a singular asset, a very wealthy aunt who needs his help to locate her adopted daughter, Cheryl.
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Michele
Apr 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Did you ever buy or receive a book and just mean to glance at it only to find that you were reading it front to back non stop? That is what happened to me with this book. I really just meant to read a page or two then pick it up in a week or two as I had no idea what it would be about--uh--it caught me from the get go. Jackson Hurst, a loser by most peoples definition of that term is really not doing well--his Mom has just about given up on him--when he is called upon by his aunt, who has no ...more
Caroline
Jan 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I received this through Goodreads Giveaways.
I really enjoyed this book and found once I had got into it,that I wanted to keep reading to see how it all turned out in the end. A real page turner.
Jackson Hurst is a troubled Vietnam veteran who becomes a private investigator. This book has a great plot . The description of Jackson as a hippy,transported me straight back to those days in the seventies . It is gritty,fast paced and it does help to be broad minded !!
I wasn't sure how much I would
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Jeanie Loiacono
Nov 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I gravitate towards military stories or those of vets. Jackson reminded me so much of my cousin who came back from Nam pretty messed up, but, in the end, got his act together…finally…just like Jackson. Those boys came home to NOTHING, unlike the heroes (their fathers) of WWII. No help was provided. They had to claw their way back to sanity. I could so relate to this story and could not put it down. JJ White did a magnificent job with keeping me glued to the couch. Five Stars all the way!
— CJ
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Janice
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaways
I received a copy of this book as a winner of a Goodreads giveaway.

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.
Len
Mar 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book via Goodreads Giveaways.
I found it to be a fun, quick story, with just enough twists and turns, whose standout quality is the set of well-developed and zany characters. Well-done, Mr. White!
Celeste
well thought out characters and plot. passed this book on to another reader of good books
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