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There’s a thin line between justice and vengeance. James and Brittany fight for both against a corrupt police department.

James Fisher taught his students to question authority, much to the chagrin of his principal. He loved his wife, but his marriage was failing. His life was a bubble in search of a pin.

After his bubble burst, he moved to a backwoods town, content to waste away. He was awakened from his apathy by a small girl with a big problem. It was safer to look the other way. Getting involved would place James squarely in the crosshairs of the local police.

He was afraid, but he did it anyway.

Adult language and content.

©2017 Phil M. Williams (P)2017 Phil M. Williams

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So glad I finally found this author!

Cesspool is a wonderfully entertaining book. After listening to The Predator Hunter by Phil M. Williams I had to purchase his other two mystery/thriller books. I was not bowled over by his book What Happened at the Lake. But this book has me hooked from end to end!
The protagonist is James Fisher. He's a college instructor who doesn't always teach by the book. When he finds out his wife is having an affair he's lost, but only momentarily. His wife and her lover die in an accident. Now with money from the insurance he decides to move to the mountains bordering a very small town. He buys a cabin and thinks things aren't going to be so bad after all. Until he meets a 17 year old girl who lives with his neighbor. She's uneducated and lives with this older man as his servant/slave.
James has a foreboding feeling when he intervenes and allows the girl to stay with him. He doesn't realize his neighbor and the law are related. And surrounding them is a whole group of very supportive good old boys.
Narration by the author and Sarah Grace Wright is perfect.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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Okay, I'm hooked!

First The Predator Hunter and now Cesspool. It's safe to say that author Phil M Williams is a major writing talent. Narration is also outstanding. Thanks again, Shelley.

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I liked it

well written and enjoyable story. I consumed it straight through. one of my favorite authors

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Great read!

I love how Phil Williams has no fear of speaking the negative truths that most people aren't aware of, or choose to ignore. This book is full of suspense and one that is hard to put down!

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You need to finished the book to know the ending

I had a hard time to stop listening to this book because the story had me hooked very early on.
After having listened to two of his previous books " Stone Lake" and "No Conscience" which I both liked this third book has been my favorite.
Phil Williams tends to show the ugly and bad in people but then contrast it with the good and caring in others. It easy to picture the characters and some of the situations that arise.
The escape through the two-foot drainage pipe 80 feet long seems a bit hard to believe when she had to let James get past her to been able to open the hatch. After finishing the audio book I actual went back to the Kindle version and reread that chapter. All by all I highly recommend this book.
Keep it up Phil.

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Two thumbs up!

I listened to this book straight through! The story keeps you hooked in anticipation of what's going to happen next. It definitely took some turns I did not expect and keeps you guessing. I would recommend this one.
Another great book Phil!

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great story

very good story with good narration. this was my first book by Mr. Williams but definitely not the last!

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Storyline good; narration GREAT!

Overall I enjoyed the book. I knew within the first 10 minutes that the book was a keeper.

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Horrible writing

And horrible cliche sexism in the first chapter. I can't listen past the opening paragraph, but if you are into women's labia, and their worrying that they look fat, this is the book for you.

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  • Janalyn
  • 03-16-21

This book is so addicting!

I started reading this book about 730 this morning and I just finished. At one point made myself pause it, but could not stop thinking about it. This is the second book I have read and listen to buy Phil M Williams in as many days and I have three more books I bought by him that I cannot wait to listen to. As far as this book goes James a mild mannered but a teacher who tries to teach students how to think for their self and be the one in mini not the one of many. It is these issues and the fact he lost his wife in a traffic accident with her boss who she was dating.moved to A quiet town in Pennsylvania, where He wants to mind his business and live out his days until the for seeable future. It is here where he meets Britney and abuse girl who was taken in by a sexual predator and the brother of the chief of police. When James is supposed to meet Brittney to forage for fruit and this is when he hears glass breaking in screaming coming from the trailer she lives in. This is when she starts staying at his house so he can protect her and this is all he got on the wrong side of the small town police. As I said this book is awesome, so awesome I loved it loved it loved it and can’t wait to read more by this author. I also thought the narration was great I highly recommend those who like the Mestic thrillers, the underdog winning and when the good guy comes out on top. Or the good girl then this is a book for you. Just make sure you have nothing else to do once you start reading it, you will not want to put it down!

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  • Shirley King
  • 09-29-18

re: cesspool

refreshingly different! enjoyed reading this. Will look out for books by the same author. thanks