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The Disposables

Putnam, David

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ISBN 10: 160809118X / ISBN 13: 9781608091188
Published by Oceanview, 2014
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Title: The Disposables

Publisher: Oceanview

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

Bruno Johnson, a tough street cop, member of the elite violent crime task force, feared by the bad guys, admired by the good, finds his life derailed when a personal tragedy forces him to break the law. Now he's an ex-con and his life on parole is not going well. He is hassled by the police at every opportunity and to make matters even more difficult, his former partner, Robby Wicks, now a high-ranking detective, bullies him into helping solve a high profile crime - unofficially, of course. Meantime, Bruno's girlfriend, Marie, brings out the good, the real Bruno, and even though they veer totally outside the law, he and Marie dedicate themselves to saving abused children, creating a type of underground railroad for neglected kids at risk, disposable kids. What they must do is perilous they step far outside the law, battling a warped justice system and Bruno's former partner, with his own evil agenda."

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Nonstop action keeps the pages turning at a furious pace in this debut ripped-from-the-headlines thriller showcasing the darker side of LA County's law enforcement. The positive Robin Hood hero contrasts with the drug culture; surprisingly mild language and most violence off-page will broaden the appeal. Think T. Jefferson Parker (Charlie Hood series) or Andrew Vachss. Putnam's police background adds to the authenticity." --Library Journal

"What do you get when you give a veteran sheriff's deputy a talent for storytelling and a computer? In this case you get David Putnam's The Disposables, a dark and disturbing insider's novel that may not make you feel safer on the mean streets of L.A. Dark, disturbing, and all too believable, this is the tale of one man's quest for atonement in a world where innocence is a liability." --T. Jefferson Parker, New York Times best-selling author

"I really loved The Disposables. It's raw, powerful and eloquent. It's a gritty street poem recited by a voice unalterably committed to redemption and doing the right thing in a wrong world. I'll be first in line for the next one from David Putnam."
--Michael Connelly, New York Times best-selling author

"Dave Putnam's novel, The Disposables, is a high-octane thrill ride that won't let you catch your breath, much less put down the book. Bruno Johnson is both tough-as-nails and soft-as-butter, running an underground railroad for abused children and facing obstacles that will make your hair stand on end. This is the best debut novel I have read in years."
--William Bernhardt, best-selling author of the Ben Kincaid series

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