The cops life described here is harsh and brutal as looked at here in the 70's.
Kent Anderson is a great writer who takes you to the seedier side of town, deep into the no-man's land of crime and punishment.
His realistic look at a survivor of Vietnam, war veteran-turned cop Hanson, is an engaging character who fights his inner demons as well as his town.
I usually don't even read this type of novel, but this one was riveting and so harsh, you couldn't help but keep reading throughtout the days and nights to its climax.
A must read for those who like something more than crime drama, but is in fact a look into a man's head who is fighting his inner demons.
Way out there but very good read
Loved it, a dark, brooding book about a Vietnam vet dealing with the ghosts of his past and dealing the with the reality of the streets as a cop. It's not a clear cut good guy/bad guy book, but the justice Hanson dispenses is street justice. If you liked "Sympathy for the Devil" you'll like this!
Great police book by Mr. Anderson who also wrote an excellent book on Vietnam (Sympathy for the Devil). You can tell through his writing that his time on the force was impactive to him. I have enjoyed his writing through the years and have collected all of his work.