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Jack Wakes Up by Seth Harwood
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Sep 12, 2008

it was amazing
Read in July, 2008

Jack Wakes Up is just the beginning, but it is an important beginning. How do hardboiled detectives get made? Do they spring, fully-formed from some dark closet, all of their quirks and mannerisms in place?

Or are they, like Jack Palms in the novel "Jack Wakes Up", created through circumstance?

Jack could have turned his back on the death of his friend, but he didn't. He could have told his friend's drug gangsters to take a hike, but he didn't. He could have left well enough alone, but he didn't.

He's no great hero, is Jack, but he is a very intriguing person, someone who wrestles with his own demons and who tries hard to figure out the right thing to do.

I heartily recommend all the Jack Palms novels, so here, I am recommending this one. Take it on faith - it is a crime novel, so it isn't about cute widdle fuzzy kittens. BUT it is a compelling, fast-paced tale that takes you from the world of the silver screen to the world of the silver spoon and back again.
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message 1: by Hope (new)

Hope Oooohh, that sounds really cool. **adds to to-read list**

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