Sunday, May 11, 2014

The Disposables-David Putnam

The Disposables David Putnam Oceanview, May 6 2014, $26.95 ISBN 9781608091188 Once a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Violent Crimes Team superstar, Bruno Johnson served time behind bars, but recently was paroled. He works at a liquor store on Long Beach Boulevard, but Bruno knows some of his ex-peers want him gone probably in a casket or back in prison as they constantly taunt him trying to goad him into doing something stupid. Meanwhile Bruno’s goal is to obtain money (legally or not) so he and his beloved Marie and the abused kids they help can flee to start over. Not long after a robbery at the store that goes bad with the unnecessary shooting of a Disposable high on meth, Bruno’s former police partner Robby Wicks calls in a debt that the ex-cop/con owes him. He demands Bruno help him find the psychopath(s) committing violent homicides before someone else brutally dies. The first Bruno Johnson “police procedural” provides readers with a powerful dark landscape as the disgraced cop works the meanest streets of Los Angeles. The key cast is made of genre stereotypes yet fans will not care as the aptly titled The Disposables is a strong entertaining urban jungle thriller. Harriet Klausner

No comments: