This Wicked World

This Wicked World

A Novel

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
Encountering unexpected trouble when he agrees to help a friend by looking into a young man's suspicious death, former marine and ex-con Jimmy Boone becomes increasingly determined to solve the case, which involves a homesick drug dealer, a beautiful ex-cop, and a vicious crime boss.

Blackwell North Amer
Former Marine Jimmy Boone - once a bodyguard to Los Angeles's rich and famous - is now on parole and trying to keep his nose clean. He has a job tending bar on Hollywood Boulevard, serving drinks to tourists, and is determined to put the past behind him.
Boone backs up a buddy on a hero-for-hire gig - looking into the mysterious death of a kid on a downtown bus - and one small effort to do the right thing plunges him once again into a world of trouble. Boone learns more about the victim. an innocent who got involved with the wrong people, and his investigation becomes a mission. Along the dangerous margins of Los Angeles, he encounters down-on-their-luck drug dealers, a vengeful stripper, a dogfighting ring, a beautiful ex-cop, a vicious crime boss and his crew, and a fortune in counterfeit bills. Before long, Boone's quest to get at the truth about a murder starts to look more like suicide than redemption.

Hachette Book Group
Elmore Leonard meets Denis Johnson in this explosive first novel set on the seedy side of Southern California.



Ex-marine Jimmy Boone-former bodyguard to Los Angeles's rich and famous-is fresh out of Corcoran, on parole, and trying to keep his nose clean until he figures out his next move. He has a job tending bar on Hollywood Boulevard, serving drinks to tourists, and is determined to put the past behind him.

But trying to do the right thing has always been Boone's downfall. When he backs up a buddy on a hero-for-hire gig-looking into the mysterious death of a kid on a downtown bus-he once again finds himself in a world of trouble.

As Boone learns more about the boy, an innocent who got involved with the wrong people, his investigation becomes a mission. Along the dangerous margins of Los Angeles, he encounters down-on-their-luck drug dealers, a vengeful stripper, a dog-fighting ring, a beautiful ex-cop, a vicious crime boss and his crew, and a fortune in counterfeit bills. Before long, Boone realizes that his quest to get at the truth about a ruthless murder may also turn out to be his last chance at redemption.

This Wicked World is a knock-out blend of superb writing and breakneck storytelling that grabs you by the collar and makes it impossible to stop reading.

Baker
& Taylor

Encountering unexpected trouble when he agrees to help a friend by looking into a young man's suspicious death, former marine and ex-con Jimmy Boone becomes increasingly determined to solve the case, which involves a homesick drug dealer, a beautiful ex-cop, and a vicious crime boss. A first novel.

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316017374
Branch Call Number: FIC Lange
Characteristics: 401 p. ; 22 cm

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