I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
The prequel novella to Dead Money Run, this tells the story of how Lou wound up in prison for robbery.
There isn't a lot to say about this book, other than that it is even more well-written than DMR, and that the storyline is very clean, very relatable. Because who would not be tempted like Lou was, to rob a casino and have his money problems vanish?
I liked Lou better in DMR, but I found him to be more approachable in this prequel. I really look forward to reading more from Mr. James, especially more about Lou!
This is a great read for those who like thrillers and crime novels with less police jargon. For me, it took me back to old-time books. Mr. James is, in my opinion, right up there with Child, Baldacci, and Patterson.
5/5--short and suspenseful!
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