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The Captain Must Die by Robert Colby
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it was amazing
bookshelves: crime-fiction, gold-medal

A Fawcett Gold medal revenge caper classic telling the story of three court-martialed Army deserters, recently released after twelve years in Leavenworth, who decide to seek vengeance on their former captain who they blame for their imprisonment. Gregg, the captain, is now a businessman who hoards money in a secret room while trying to keep his distressingly ruined marriage with the lovely Madge intact. The three felons, led by psychopath Brick, devise a plan to torment and rob the captain with disturbing and surprising results. A tightly plotted gem, grim and dark with a fascinating cast of damaged characters. I’ve been reading a lot of Colby’s work recently. He’s a fine writer and this the best book that I’ve read by him thus far.
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Reading Progress

October 26, 2019 – Started Reading
October 26, 2019 – Shelved
November 16, 2019 –
November 28, 2019 – Shelved as: crime-fiction
November 28, 2019 – Shelved as: gold-medal
November 28, 2019 – Finished Reading

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