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The Golden Girl and All

Hardman, Book 3
Narrated by: Shawn Compton
Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
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Publisher's Summary

“Like Chandler and Hammett before him, Dennis was trying to do something different with what was thought of as throwaway literature.” (Joe R. Lansdale, from his introduction) 

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, 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. 

In The Golden Girl and All, Hardman is hired to find Peggy Holt, a drug dealer, stripper, and serial seductress who has kidnapped her six-year-old daughter from her ex-husband. Peggy has disappeared into an Atlanta underworld populated by the dirty cops, crooked lawyers, and violent mobsters that she's bedded and betrayed...and who keep coming back for more. 

The only way Hardman can find her is to follow the trail of corpses that she's left in her wake without becoming one himself.

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Does not disappoint!!!!

I could not wait to begin this book. I downloaded it yesterday afternoon and by bedtime, the thrill ride was over and I was hungry for another turn.

Even with this book set in the early 70's, I found myself engrossed in Hardman and Hump's delirious adventures to track down a kidnapped girl. As per usual with this series, nothing is as it seems. From the enigmatic opening to the closing scene in Hardman's home, this listen was non-stop. I won't give anything away but come prepared.

Compton continues to be his intensely wonderful self in narrating this great series. Love it!!

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Dark Underground Atlanta

I received this from AudiobookBoom in exchange for an honest review.

This was about a 3-star read until the last quarter of the book, when the tension and excitement ramped up significantly. Both Hardman and Hump are under the gun, and a little girl's life is at risk.

We learn a lot about Jim Hardman's morals in this one, too: not everything he does is about money, and he appears to have a soft spot when it comes to innocent children in the dark world of Underground Atlanta.

More Hardman, please!

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Another Fun Ride

I received this book for free. I am voluntarily posting this review and all opinions expressed herein are my own.

This is the third book in the Hardman series. It is a standalone [no cliffhamger ending]. It's not necessary to have read any of the prior books in the series, but To fully enjoy this series you should start at the beginning .

Here, Hardman takes an easy case to find a missing child but nothing is quite what it seems. The child's mother seems to be an Helen of Troy like character to men. And at the same time, Hardman's own relationship is somewhat falling apart.

The action is non stop. Be warned this was written in the 70s and contains language and viewpoints from that era. I am thoroughly enjoying this series and would recommend.

The narrator, Shawn Compton, perfectly embodies this series.