Friday, December 7, 2012

Amazon Top 50 Reviewer posted . . .

Three men - Chimlyn, Charles, and Martin - were strangers to each other while growing up in rural Minnesota. "JusThis" is their story, and how their paths inexorably crossed, resulting in tragedy for three families. One of the men, Charles Paul Pullet, known to his friends and associates as "Badge," became the stereotypical bad cop. His loveless marriage and his unbridled sexual cravings made for a really nasty cop who abused his position as Chief of Police to the point that his perverted, evil doings would leave a trail of shattered lives and dreams turned into nightmares.

I enjoyed reading JusThis very much. It's not a perfect book - the writing style was not as clean and polished as it could have been, and some of the characters were fairly two-dimensional, with too much of their thought processes revealed by the author's narration rather than through dialogue. However, the story itself was compelling enough to make up for some minor issues with the writing.

The story, with its cataclysmic climax, was pretty extreme, but from reading newspaper headlines about corrupt cops, I know this kind of thing does happen in real life, perhaps not quite so dramatically, but it happens. Author Curt Rude has done a nice job of fictionally describing one "bad cop" scenario.

Note: I was given a copy of JusThis by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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