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Length: 356 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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"On every page, the language is crisp and fresh, the details sharp and keenly observed, the dialogue real, never forced....The novel itself is of the highest caliber in its genre and makes the leap into literature, as do the best works in all genres." -- Los Angeles Times "Hard-biting noir....Epperson presents Landon's inner turmoil plausibly and manages to throw in an occasional turn of phrase that Raymond Chandler might have penned.... it's an impressive debut and deserves to be followed by more." -- Publishers Weekly --.

Tense, emotional, and unforgiving, Tom Epperson's The Kind One is a beautifully written take on the dark Hollywood of the '30s a perfect noir novel that is pure and original, with a heavy heart that beats through each page. --Robert Crais, New York Times bestselling author

Tom Epperson's Depression-era Los Angeles is spot-on....With gangsters on the chase we race down the Sunset Strip, as bullets are flying and blondes are crying. Epperson knows how to write with philosophic compassion and kick-ass action. What a great read! --Steve Hodell, bestselling author of Black Dahlia Avenger: A Genius for Murder

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In the kill-or-be-killed criminal underworld of 1930s Los Angeles, "Two Gun Danny" Landon has a distinct disadvantage. According to the fellas, he used to pull all kinds of shoot-ups and shenanigans...but damned if he can't remember a thing from before last year, when he got hit over the head with a lead pipe. Sadistic mobster Bud Seitz -- known to friends and enemies alike as "The Kind One" -- seems to have big plans for him, but truthfully, Danny can't stomach the dirty work. His aim is off, the other wiseguys laugh at him, and he'd gladly trade in the drunken parties and the endless broads for a day at the movies with his colorful and mysterious neighbor Dulwich and eleven-year-old Sophie, whose deadbeat mother delivers an endless stream of emotional and physical abuse. But when Bud's beautiful girlfriend Darla begs Danny to help her escape the Kind One's dark, brutal world, Danny must confront a dangerous test of loyalty that could irrevocably change his future -- and his past -- forever.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 885 KB
  • Print Length: 356 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1416596984
  • Publisher: Pocket Books; Reprint edition (14 March 2009)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001VT3KW4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,456,468 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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