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  • The Charleston Knife Is Back in Town

  • Hardman, Book 2
  • By: Ralph Dennis
  • Narrated by: Shawn Compton
  • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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By: Ralph Dennis
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Publisher's summary

The second novel in the unforgettable, long-lost series by Ralph Dennis is finally back in print...after being coveted for years by collectors of the very best in hardboiled fiction.

Jim Hardman was a mediocre Atlanta cop until he was wrongly accused of corruption and thrown off the force. Now he works as an unlicensed PI, troubleshooter, 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.

Five kids rip off a gambling party attended by Hump Evans and some of Atlanta’s criminal and political elite. Hardman is hired to recover the loot and find the kids before they are caught and butchered by a hitman from Charleston with a very sharp knife.

This new edition includes an introduction by Joe R. Lansdale, the New York Times best-selling author of the Hap & Leonard crime novels.

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1970's vintage mystery

The Hardman series is a re-release of a 1970's era series. Like the other reviewer says, the book is a product of it's time. Listeners are made aware that some aspects of the book are not P.C. by contemporary standards.

Hardman is a disgraced Atlanta cop doing his best to navigate the line between legitimate private investigation and the rougher parts of Atlanta. The mystery is tight and the characters are well written (flawed, yet well intentioned).

If you like a gritty, urban setting and rough around the edges characters, you'll like this story. This book is well written and definitely worth a listen.

The narration is excellent.

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