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The disposables : a novel, David Putnam

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The disposables : a novel
Title
The disposables
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
David Putnam
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Bruno Johnson, a tough Los Angeles street cop, member of the elite violent crime task force, feared by the bad guys, admired by the good, finds his life derailed when a personal tragedy forces him to break the law. Now he's an ex-con and his life on parole is not going well. He is hassled by the police at every opportunity and to make matters even more difficult, his former partner, Robby Wicks, now a high-ranking detective, bullies him into helping solve a high profile crime - unofficially, of course. Meantime, Bruno's girlfriend, Marie, brings out the good, the real Bruno, and even though they veer totally outside the law, he and Marie dedicate themselves to saving abused children, creating a type of underground railroad for neglected kids at risk, disposable kids. What they must do is perilous they step far outside the law, battling a warped justice system and Bruno's former partner, with his own evil agenda
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Review
  • Putnam’s first novel, a fast-paced tale of idealism and corruption, stars paroled ex-con Bruno Johnson, once a legendary member of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s elite Violent Crimes Team, who fears that it’s only a matter of time before his former colleagues turn on him. Desperate for a nest egg large enough to allow him to disappear with lover Marie and the abused kids they’ve rescued, Bruno agrees to do one final big job. Meanwhile, his former partner, Robby Wicks, to whom Bruno owes a favor, asks him for assistance in solving a brutal series of murders, perhaps the work of a single madman or evidence of something much darker. The author relies on iconic figures—endangered children, sympathetic hookers with a weakness for broken cops, amoral lowlifes with and without badges—rather than more complex characters, but he wields his archetypes with skill and a sincerity born of long experience in law enforcement. Agents: Mike and Susan Farris, Farris Literary Agency. (May) --Staff (Reviewed March 3, 2014) (Publishers Weekly, vol 261, issue 09, p)
  • Formerly with the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department and now an ex-con on parole, Bruno Johnson works outside the legal system to save children abandoned by an overburdened foster care system. With vigilante fervor, the African American Bruno rescues kids ("the disposables") with covert assistance from his dad and his girlfriend, a physician's assistant. In the midst of this grim scenario, things get worse—a serial killer is out on the streets torching random victims. Bruno gets involved, and it's then that he realizes that he has seriously misjudged some of the folks he trusts. Unlikely allies emerge, and fortunately, Bruno is smart enough to recognize the shift. He may not have enough time to save those he loves the most though. VERDICT Nonstop action keeps the pages turning at a furious pace in this debut ripped-from-the-headlines thriller showcasing the darker side of LA County's law enforcement. The positive Robin Hood hero contrasts with the drug culture; surprisingly mild language and most violence off-page will broaden the appeal. Think T. Jefferson Parker (Charlie Hood series) or Andrew Vachss. Putnam's police background adds to the authenticity. --Teresa L. Jacobsen (Reviewed May 1, 2014) (Library Journal, vol 139, issue 8, p59)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10307667
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Putnam, David W
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Bruno Johnson novel
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ex-police officers
  • Ex-convicts
  • Abused children
  • Abused children
  • Ex-convicts
  • Ex-police officers
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • California
  • California
  • California
Label
The disposables : a novel, David Putnam
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1013734
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9781608091188
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014501268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781608091188
  • (OCoLC)859196549
Label
The disposables : a novel, David Putnam
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1013734
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9781608091188
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014501268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781608091188
  • (OCoLC)859196549

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