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Good Day in Hell (Jack Keller #2)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  157 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
Bail enforcement officer Jack Keller is doing a skip trace on a young Southern woman from the right side of the tracks who got involved with the wrong kind of man. But Laurel Marks's history doesn't matter to Jack--she's wanted on a parole violation, and his paycheck depends on tracking her down.

The same day, Keller's girlfriend, sheriff's deputy Marie Jones, is called to
Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages
Published May 29th 2007 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published March 21st 2006)
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Apr 12, 2008 rated it it was amazing
A Good Day In Hell – 5 Paws
J. D. Rhoades
St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2006, 274 pps.

J. D. Rhoades’ recipe for A Good Day in Hell is take one mentally deranged man, Roy Randle, who aspired to be a movie star; add Laurel Marks, a bitter young woman who was sexually molested by her father and has now jumped bond; throw in Stan who is a young man used to being knocked around by his step-father; add a large supply of guns, a good supply of liquor and drugs and a killing spree that will terrorize the communi
Jun 12, 2008 rated it really liked it
Another winner from J.D. Rhoades. Although I read these books out of sequence each novel stands on it's own.

J.D., thank you, thank you, thank you for using a publisher with a real live editor instead of a computer spelling and grammar checker.
Jul 08, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: action, suspense, guns, law enforcement
Very enjoyable read. It grabs your interest from the very first sentence and doesn't let go. Intriguing characters, with a story line that could be found in today's news headlines. Now I need to find "The Devil's Right Hand," because I'm looking forward to reading more Jack Keller books.
Sherri Vigil
Jul 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Action packed and will endear you to the character Jack Keller even more.

Feb 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
The second Jack Keller novel in series by J.D. Rhoades, "Good Day In Hell" is an electrifying wild ride set in North Carolina. Jack Keller works for H&H Bonds which is owned by Angela. Jack is sent out after Laurel Marks a 20 year old who has been a wild child for several years. Laurel has hooked up with 40ish Roy Randle to head out on a mission to be famous. First stop is at a gas service station where they kill the owner and rob the the place. However, at the gas station, the owner's step- ...more
Aug 15, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"A Good Day in Hell" is non-stop action thriller that also examines the causes and the motivations behind violent behavior and the effects of violence on individuals, good guys as well as bad. I blasted through it in two days. I stopped reading only when I had to. I wanted to find out what was going to happen on the next page, but knew the next page would always take me one page closer to the end.

I'm not going to summarize the plot. This is the second book I've read by J.D. Rhoades and I enjoye
Feb 24, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book several months ago and paid the going Kindle price for it after having read a few other books by JD Rhoades. I see this one is now temporarily a free Kindle download, and I have to say you can't go wrong here, especially at this price. JD Rhoades has a clear, visual style with a wry sense of humor.

This story brings the reader further into the bounty-hunting world of Jack Keller and his budding romance with his cop partner, Marie, as they hunt down a couple of crazy killers in th
Lee Holz
Aug 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good Day in Hell is a first-rate and unusual thriller/police procedural. The action is non-stop, and the violence and sex are pretty graphic. This isn’t unusual for a good thriller. However, in this book the characters, both good guys and bad, are unusually complex and nuanced. The plot is highly original, if not unique, and issues of the human condition are examined. This is definitely a thinking person’s thriller while at the same time a thoroughly entertaining read.
Joe O'Connor
Mar 17, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent; Continuing character: Jack Keller; the search for a woman who skipped bail leads Keller onto the track of a duo who make Bonnie and Clyde look tame, while trying to come to grips with his own demons
Apr 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
J.D. Rhoades does not disappoint in the second Jack Keller book... had to keep reading on the smart phone when I left my Kindle at the office.
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J.D. Rhoades is America's foremost writer of the genre known as "Redneck noir," and his biography reads like "Tobacco Road" as written by Hunter S. Thompson.

Rhoades never knew his parents; he was found abandoned on the steps of a cut-rate Filipino tax preparation service in Slidell, La. As a child, he was bounced around between a series of orphanages, reformatories and opium dens. His first brush
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Other Books in the Series

Jack Keller (5 books)
  • The Devil's Right Hand (Jack Keller #1)
  • Safe and Sound (Jack Keller #3)
  • Devils And Dust (Jack Keller #4)
  • Hellhound On My Trail (Jack Keller #5)