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  • Pimp for the Dead

  • Hardman, Book 4
  • By: Ralph Dennis
  • Narrated by: Shawn Compton
  • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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By: Ralph Dennis
Narrated by: Shawn Compton
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Publisher's summary

Jim Hardman was an Atlanta cop until he was wrongly accused of corruption and thrown off the force. Now he works as an unlicensed PI, trouble-shooter, and bodyguard...often partnered with his drinking buddy Hump Evans, a black, ex-NFL player who supports his playboy lifestyle by working as hired muscle.

A small-town farmer hires Hardman to find his teenage daughter who ran off to Atlanta to become a model...and ended up a hooker. It’s fast work for Hardman, but she’s gunned down minutes after he finds her. To hunt her killer, Hardman and Hump Evans take a deep dive into a bottomless cesspool of vice and greed that could drown them.

This new edition includes an introduction by Joe R. Lansdale, author of the Hap & Leonard novels, and an afterword by Paul Bishop, author and retired LAPD homicide detective.

“Among the best series books around.” (Philadelphia Daily News)

“Expert writing, plus good plotting, and an unusual degree of sensitivity." (New York Times)

©2018 Adventures in Television, Inc (P)2019 Adventures in Television, Inc

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Fast Moving Thrill

Here we go again! Former Atlanta cop, Jim Hardman and his buddy Hump Evans, circa 1970's become involved in another situation that satisfyingly takes the reader on one heck of a joy ride.

This time Jim is hired by the father of a nice girl who is now a streetwalker. This is the doorway into a case that evolves into Hardman getting mixed up, with various seedy characters, cheats and liars as a man is trying to move in and take over all of the prostitution in the area.

Author, Ralph Dennis, never wastes a word on a page, yet the economy should not be confused with brevity. This is no "Spencer" big print wide margins book, but every word on every page matters conjuring up the imagery and plot the reader needs to keep the pages turning.

For most of the work I listened via audible. It is such a delight when the right narrator is hired. Shawn Compton is perfect for the Hardman series, specifically Ralph Dennis' writing. The words on the page are delivered in the tone that accents the story. What a wonderful series!

This book could be read out of order in the series, why do that? Begin with #1 and move to #4! You will not be disappointed.

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