January 26, 2015 by Laird
My pre-Snowpocalypse 2015 (AKA typical January weather in SE Alaska) book recommendation is a nasty, brutal, and thoroughly entertaining novel called Bitter Water Blues by Patrick Shawn Bagley.
A former contract hitter tries to go straight, but it’s never that simple…Readers who enjoyed A History of Violence will dig this, although matters in BWB are a bit more complicated and an ever escalating sense of doom propels the narrative. Bagley is a sure-footed stylist and his depictions of the underworld and its denizens is compelling. Raw, unfiltered noir.