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Washed-up movie star Jack Palms is knee-deep in a Bay Area drug war and itll take the performance of a lifetime to get him through it alive.

In the three years since Jack Palms left Hollywood and kicked his drug habit, hes added fourteen pounds of muscle, read eighty-three books, and played it as straight as anyone could reasonably ask. But the residual checks are drying up, and the ascetic lifestyles starting to wear thin, so Jacks happy to cash in on his former celebrity by showing some out-of-town high rollers around San Franciscos club scene.

Then people start turning up dead, and Jack realizes hes been playing tour guide to a pack of former KGB agents turned coke dealers. Soon hes got too many gunmen after him to count-including a South American drug cartel, a mountain-sized Samoan enforcer, and a mobbed-up strip-club owner with an army of thugs. Thats not to mention the gorgeous bartender who may be planning on shooting him in the back and the homicide cop whos just given Jack twenty-four hours to bring down the Bay Areas biggest drug dealer.

But the thing that scares Jack the most? Hes starting to enjoy himself.

Review:

"Readers who like their hard-boiled crime fiction violent and gritty will cheer Harwood's debut. An arrest for domestic battery derailed the acting career of Jack Palms, a one-hit wonder known for his role in the action film Shake 'Em Down, who's been leading a quiet, uneventful and alcohol-free existence in Sausalito, Calif. In need of money, Jack can't resist the offer of an old friend, Ralph Anderino, to help entertain some visiting Czechs 'looking for a large chunk of blow.' Soon, the ex-actor stumbles on Anderino 'lying facedown in his Jacuzzi with a good chunk of his skull missing.' To avoid being fingered for the murder, Jack shares what he knows with the cop who arrested him for domestic assault. Jack then decides to play with fire by stepping into Anderino's role to make the coke sale happen. While the plot line may be familiar, the taut prose and fast pacing bode well for future entries in the series." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Jack Palms cashes in on his former celebrity by showing out-of-towners around San Francisco. When people start turning up dead, Jack realizes he's been playing tour guide to a pack of former KGB agents. Soon he's got too many gunmen after him to count.

About the Author

SETH HARWOOD graduated from the Iowa Writers Workshop in 2002, and his short stories have been published in numerous journals and anthologies. These days you can find Seth online at SethHarwood.com, where his podcasts of Jack Wakes Up and its sequels have drawn a devoted following.

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Gregory, May 15, 2009 (view all comments by Gregory)
Harwood has the real product here...well that is the was his player character Junius Ponds would put it. If you like the gritty grey reality of shows like the Wire - and recall classics like Bullet and the Maltese Falcon you should look into the world of Jack Palms... come and fight the urge to drink, smoke and possibly trust the wrong person - again. Jack is a man who has been out of the night life since his brush with hollywood stardom - three years clean but without an income he needs a score and he scores a new lease on life as long as he can act the par enough to fool everyone...
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307454355
Author:
Harwood, Seth
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press (CA)
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Motion picture actors and actresses
Subject:
Drug traffic
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x 0.6 in 0.5 lb

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Product details 304 pages Three Rivers Press (CA) - English 9780307454355 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Readers who like their hard-boiled crime fiction violent and gritty will cheer Harwood's debut. An arrest for domestic battery derailed the acting career of Jack Palms, a one-hit wonder known for his role in the action film Shake 'Em Down, who's been leading a quiet, uneventful and alcohol-free existence in Sausalito, Calif. In need of money, Jack can't resist the offer of an old friend, Ralph Anderino, to help entertain some visiting Czechs 'looking for a large chunk of blow.' Soon, the ex-actor stumbles on Anderino 'lying facedown in his Jacuzzi with a good chunk of his skull missing.' To avoid being fingered for the murder, Jack shares what he knows with the cop who arrested him for domestic assault. Jack then decides to play with fire by stepping into Anderino's role to make the coke sale happen. While the plot line may be familiar, the taut prose and fast pacing bode well for future entries in the series." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Jack Palms cashes in on his former celebrity by showing out-of-towners around San Francisco. When people start turning up dead, Jack realizes he's been playing tour guide to a pack of former KGB agents. Soon he's got too many gunmen after him to count.
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