The critically acclaimed debut novel by J.D. Rhoades and the introduction of iconic bounty hunter Jack Keller.
Keller is a man tormented by the nightmares he's had ever since a disastrous tour in Desert Storm. Destroyed by his experience, Keller now makes his living tracking bail jumpers for H&H, a North Carolina bail bonds company run by a reclusive, beautiful, and horribly scarred woman named Angela. In truth Keller doesn't work bail enforcement to live, he lives to work: the only thing that breaks through the numbness is the thrill of the hunt, the sound of gunfire, the high that comes with each successful takedown.
When H&H is required to track down a lifelong loser for jumping bail on a routine burglary collar, Keller has no idea how gravely events are about to spiral out of his control. He chases his quarry straight into the center of a firestorm involving a pair of local Indians blinded by rage and hell-bent to avenge their father's murder. Along the way they encounter a vicious North Carolina cop with a mean streak and very few moral boundaries. Not to mention the cop's beautiful partner, Marie, caught between a newfound desire for the just-on-the-edge-of-the-law Jack Keller and her loyalty to a police department with a serious ethics problem. These people, each hurtling forward on their own individual trajectories of self-destruction, begin to intersect each other's lives in a series of volatile, escalating, and deadly events.
Furiously paced and filled with unforgettable, masterfully drawn characters destined to meet in a bloody showdown most of them will not survive, The Devil's Right Hand is a stylish, razor-edged debut novel that redefines the rules of the Southern thriller.
©2005 J.D. Rhoades (P)2015 Audible Inc.
Christopher Kipiniak did a really good performance with all of the characters. His different voices made each distinguishable and easily recognizable.
I have just finished listening to the four book in this series (sure hope there are more in the wings!). Each book builds on the previous and the characters become more complex but also written in a way that I don't think it would make a whole lot of difference if they were read as stand alone or in order because histories are lightly reviewed in each. The main character Jack Keller suffers from PTSD and struggles with it but not nauseatingly so. His problem (which for the book's sake is not a problem) is that he wants to go back and relive his personal tragedy and sees it in the people he is hunting down. He really has to put forth quite a bit of self control. Compound that with a few bad cops and one good, honest and very pretty female cop and it's one surprisingly good read/listen. Each book in this series gets more complex and the characters are developed even more. I highly recommend them all.
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I like these Thriller\mystery type books. Kipiniak knocks it out of the park with a stellar performance. Keller is a great character and I am looking forward to the next 2 books.
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