Summer

22 November 2008

BIG CITY BAD BLOOD - Sean Chercover

I had my own voice-over in my cranium while I read this one. It really has the feel of a hardboiled crime novel and it needed a voice-over telling me the gritty story. I had gravelly-voiced (in the yummiest way) Sam Elliott doing mine....get your own....
Ray Dudgeon was a newspaper guy who became disillusioned after having an expose of his turned down by the powers that be. He turned in his keyboard and notepad and took up his overcoat and gun and became a private investigator. He is hired by a movie company to protect their locations guy who got himself on the wrong side of the Mob, or the Outfit as it is known in Chicago. Ray discovers more than he ever wanted to know about all sides of the Outfit, Hollywood, people in the course of the job.
Superbly gritty read.
Four noir beans....


3 comments:

Joy said...

I enjoyed this one and I'm looking forward to the second in the series.

Vickie said...

Joy: I am definitely getting the second one.
My dad sent this one to me from his High Crimes book of the month I subscribe him for each Christmas. He wasn't overly thrilled with it, but couldn't explain why. I loved it.

Joy said...

When I was done, I handed it to my husband and said, "Read it." He liked it more than I did! I knew he would.