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Sweat Street

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  7 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Yuki, a young street girl, witnesses Jack Delgato murder another police officer and an informant. Yuki runs for her life as Delgato relentlessly pursues the only witness to the killing.
Kindle Edition, First Edition, 126 pages
Published January 18th 2016 by Magic Masterminds LLC
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Joseph Ferguson
Dec 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Hookers, junkies, crooked cops, reporters, and murder; the only thing missing is Harlem Nocturne wailing into a smoke filled room on a foggy night.

So sit back and turn on that rainy day jazz while you take a ride to the wrong side of the tracks on your arm.

Sweat Street, as you might have guessed, is most definitely noir; but not as mere genre, as literature with a capital L; almost as if Jack Kerouac had teamed up with Raymond Chandler.

Swykert creates gritty, realistic, empathetic characters fr
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Harmony Kent
Apr 29, 2016 rated it it was ok
I received a free kindle copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

In the words of the brief blurb, 'Yuki, a young street girl, witnesses Jack Delgato murder another police officer and an informant. Yuki runs for her life as Delgato relentlessly pursues the only witness to the killing.'

The book opened strongly and pulled me into the story quickly. The narrative is written and delivered from multiple points of view, which-unfortunately-jump around without warning and resu
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Vigilant Reader
Nov 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Title – Sweat Street
Author – David J. Swykert
Genre – M. S. T. Crime Noir
Word Count 68,100
Rating 4 stars out of 5
No. 40- 2018
Posted 11/15/2018

My Impressions: Crude, evil killers, raw, realistic, vicious

Main Characters:
Yukisha ‘Yuki’ Morgan – Scared, druggie street whore who witnessed a double, coldblooded murder
Ted Rogers – reporter for the News.
Raymond Little – Mysterious good guy/bad guy.
Det. Bonnie Benham – Detroit homicide cop
Det. Lagrow – Detroit homicide cop


Sweat Street is set in Detroit
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Amanda ChocolatePages
Sweat Street is a short story that is packed full with thrills and grittiness. Yuki is a street girl who is wise to the underworld and knows how to get to what she wants. One night she accidentally is witness to something she wishes she had never seen.

Again the Author writes a realistic believable story of life on the street, the American underworld, the corruption, drugs and prostitution and all this is packed into a short story with a big impact.

I got a full impression of the type of charact
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Alice
Mar 27, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was sent a copy of Sweat Street by the author, D. J. Swykert, in exchange for an honest review. It tells the story of Yuki, a young woman who works on the streets. It begins with an encounter with two violent and controlling clients, but Yuki manages to hold her own. However, her good luck does not last long, as shortly afterwards she witnesses the brutal shooting of her friend and a man by two police officers. The killers see Yuki and she knows that she will have to run for her life.

Although
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Geoff Sturtevant
Sweat Street was genuinely good. Had that honest, free-flowing quality that makes good fiction a pleasure to read. The story was great and the dialogue was awesome. I'm a fan! ...more
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DJ Swykert is a former 911 operator, and wolf expert, living in Northern Kentucky, USA. His short fiction and poetry has been published in: The Tampa Review, Monarch Review, Sand Canyon Review, Zodiac Review, Scissors and Spackle, spittoon, Barbaric Yawp and BULL. His novel, Maggie Elizabeth Harrington, won a literary competition with The LitWest Group in Los Angeles in 2002.

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