With Her Fists
Clarice "Shocker" Ares retired from a sensational pro-boxing career to focus on her family and growing mechanic business.
In an instant, everything she has worked for is shattered, when the police find a shipment of drugs in their shop, and wrongfully send Clarice and her husband to prison. Incarcerated and desperate after court appeals are denied, Clarice must become the...more
It's a very well structured novel, set in three parts, with a great storyline and it's filled with fast-paced action-packed dramatical occurrences from start to finish.
Storytelling is of a superb quality, for the author brings the American justice system come alive with all its corruption and briberies, and he's establ ...more
Clarice is a strong woman who tries to make the most of a horrific situation using her wits and determination.
At its heart this is a crime novel with drug cartels, corrupt cops and the dark US prison system. There is also boxing with plenty of fights and tough injuries. This is a tale of ...more
Book Title: With Her Fists
Author: Henry Roi
Part of a series? No
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I scored this book 4/5
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Short Summary of the book:
In this book we meet Clarice. Clarice is also known as ‘Shocker’, a champion female boxer. Now retired, Clarice wishes to spend time in her garage and tattoo parlour while spending time with her husb ...more
With Her Fists is a crime novel full of police corruption, drug cartels and an interesting US prison system, which I found interesting to read about.
This was a well written fast paced book, with lots of action to keep you turning the pages. I really liked the in depth descriptions throughout the book, however, at times they do get a little too ...more
This is a book that the action continues throughout the story! Great characters who fight to get their life back! There were a few parts ...more
Champion boxer, tattoo artist and business woman, Clarice "Shocker" Ares has her life torn apart. She’s wrongly accused and incarcerated, when her only mistake was trying to be a good citizen. Despite overwhelming odds, she’s not ready to yield. She relies on her developed skills: her wits, strength & speed, to confront the worst that the new community she finds herself in, can throw at her.
Henry Roi’s portrayal is accomplished. It’s ...more
Segregated into 3 parts, it consists of 26 chapter ...more
This is definitely five stars but it isn’t standard crime writing. I ...more
Before you pick up this book, brace yourself. It's a gritty and wild thriller. Roi takes us into the violent world of prisons and drug cartels, corrupt police and sadistic prison guards and aggressive ex-boxers with nothing (and everything) to lose. It gets violent. Pack your bullet-resistant and stab-proof vest just in case. And stay alert. You don't want to be on the receiving end of Clarice Ares's fists.
With Her Fists is a brutal crime thriller, featuring a corrupt, unjust system and a family that comes out fighting and refuses to go down.
Clarice Ares is a devoted wife and mother, a skilled mechanic, a dedicated and creative tattoo artist, and – under the name ‘Shocker’ – a prize-winning fighter. So, she was never going to go quietly when framed as a drug dealer and thrown into pr ...more
WITH HER FISTS - I wanted to love this book, you have no idea how much I wanted to love this book!!
The book opens with an intense scene with a wee bit of corruption and then moves onto the protagonist - pro-boxer, Clarice ‘Shocker' Ares, who kicks ASS! during her last televised fight on HBO - Yeeessss! Roi does an excellent job describing the fight scene; it felt like I was actually there.
I enjoyed the parts of the book that depicted Clarice’s boxing career and her preparations for fights.
Unfortunately, the majority of this book follows the main characters when they are in prison. It doesn’t seem such a bad place. They make friends, easily get illegal contraband and Clarice makes a professional quality tattoo machine and goes into busines ...more
Clarice "Shocker" was set up and sent to prison for a crime she didn't commit. The book details the preparation and some other miscellaneous details of a prison life. With help of a geek husband who was able to hack into the communication system, she managed to get out and has her eyes on retribution.
Great character and plot development, recommended. ...more
This is the first book I've read by Henry Roi. With Her Fists is a complex and I think, well written story of overcoming adversity and a crooked legal system that can make a case against the innocent. I won't say anything else, lest I spoil it. I'm glad I made the time to read it. There's always time for a good read, you simply need to take it. ...more