A Small Town

A Small Town

A Novel

eBook - 2019
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When twelve inmates pull off an audacious prison break, it liberates more than a thousand convicts into the nearby small town. The newly freed prisoners rape, murder, and destroy the quiet community-burning down homes and businesses. An immense search ensues, but the twelve who plotted it all get away. After two years, the local and federal police agencies have yet to find them. Then the mayor calls in Leah Hawkins, a local cop who lost a loved one that terrible night. She's placed on sabbatical to travel across the country learning advanced police procedures. But the sabbatical is merely a ruse. Her real job is to track down the infamous twelve. And kill them. Leah's mission takes her from Florida to New York and from the beaches of California to an anti-government settlement deep in the Ozarks. But when the surviving fugitives realize what she's up to, a race to kill or be killed ensues in this non-stop tale of vengeance from the Edgar Award-winning author of The Butcher's Boy.
Publisher: [United States] : Grove/Atlantic, Inc., 2019
ISBN: 9780802148070
0802148077
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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brangwinn
Jan 14, 2020

I enjoyed this book, but it was hard to see Leah as a real person. She seemed like Rambo. Rambo as a small town cop seems a little far-fetched. Everything seemed to fall in place to easily for her. It needed a more realistic plot

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StarGladiator
Jan 04, 2020

Mr. Perry is a highly intelligent author, and I've enjoyed many of his books, but with the exceptions of the superlative ones like Metzger's Dog and The Big Fish, et cetera, there is a continuous emotional flatness.
This was a decent read, but again that same flatness, the same lacking of the emotional element. Formulas are a requirement for math, but formulaic writing can grow tedious.
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FYI: Endless fearmongering these past 48 hours in the place of any real reportage or news! Yes, Trump -- who I didn't vote for nor have ever cared for -- had the top terrorist, Gen. Zuleimani of Iran, killed in response to this previous 24 attacks on various Iraqi sites, the last one involving the death of an American. The pathetic media these past 48 hours have neglected to mention all the innocent people murdered by Gen. Zuleimani in Thailand, Nigeria, India, Kenya, Argentina and elsewhere [he was directly involved in the deaths of an estimated one-half million Syrians]. I'm not defending Trump but I am attacking Bush, Obama and Reagan for not taking care of business long ago. This week all those lives -- plus the lives of 241 US Marines -- were finally, and justifiably, avenged!
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https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2013/09/30/the-shadow-commander
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The main media meme, best exemplified by NPR's The Takeaway show this past Friday, is that it's OK to kill the little people, the innocents, but how dare Trump take out the main murderer in a high, or highest, position!
Truly, we have a morally bankrupt news establishment!

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retiredtoread
Dec 30, 2019

When we click on the title we want to see INFORMATION of value to us. This showed 0 info about anything. I want to see number of pages, short synopsis, etc. This is terrible.

debwalker Dec 16, 2019

What happens when a small town is brutalized by a 1,000-convict prison escape. And what happens when it's vengeance-time.

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