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Mass Market Paperback Jake Strait #02: The Devil Knocks Book

ISBN: 0373636083

ISBN13: 9780373636082

Jake Strait #02: The Devil Knocks

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It is 2031, and chemical and biological cesspools have created everybody's worst nightmare. In the corner of hell known as Denver, Jake Strait must face a bounty hunter-turned-revolutionary in a race where even victory will place him in double jeopardy. Original.

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The Devil Knocks it almost out of the ball park!

Frank Rich's 2nd volume of Jake Strait is another rousing tale of high-octane adventure in a bleak future. Although not as great as the first, (they rarely are!), still, all in all, there is a solid storyline here. Great characters of all kinds, from Good and Evil, and in between. There is a very strong resemblance here of the main character of Jake Strait to Repairman Jack. If you have read any of F. Paul Wilson's Repairman Jack series, then you know what I mean. If not, then you need to pick one up. And also read this series. Both have zany and fun characters, not just muscleheaded heros. Jake Strait is not only tough and street smart, but also funny and gregarious. He is not one-dimensional. That, along with great side characters and exciting action sequences, is the allure of this series. If you like quick and quirky pulp fiction-type of fun reads, then this one is definately for you. I look forward to the next installment. And the cover art is yet another bonafide winner! Reminds me of The Punisher.

If you can't be great, be loaded

and Rich is. Probably right now. He now edits Modern Drunkard Magazine.but back to the book.Titles:PseudoBiblicalHero (singular and serial): Expansive emulation of quickwit/hardass/mahoganyliver/noemotion gumshoes, Spade and Marlowe nod off and wakeup 100 years from 30s SF and LA in Denver (poor Sam, lucky Phil) as Jack Strait. Dames and Drunk ensue. Why you should put down Cosmopolis or Seabiscuit and pick this up:1. Its cheaper.2. Its weirder.3. Its about a science fiction private eye. Listen, Jack, its a formula, just like the one about the child whoes ethnicity conflicts with her surroundings is a formula and those consumerland fairy tales are a formula and because those all are crap and Rich's formula is better. Take a second, grab a (lot of) drink(s), screw what they say you should read and spend some time with something different.
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