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JusThis (2012)

by Curt Rude(Favorite Author)
4.47 of 5 Votes: 1
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review 1: The Dark Side of Law EnforcementThis novel is almost like a character study with some of the author’s philosophy thrown in to elaborate more fully what he is saying to the reader. Chimlyn, a hunk of a football player is considered a retard by his friends, but manages to attract one of prettiest girls in high school, Robin, who is a cheer leader. They marry and financially life is a struggle for them, but they are in love and face life realistically. Charles Paul Paullet, has always been a mama’s boy, subject absolutely to her will with a wimp of a father. He is forced to play the piano, but hides his sexual Urge, as he calls it, which rules his life. His mother selects as his wife Agnes, an extremely overweight teenager, whom he can’t stand, but plays the game b... moreecause of his mother. Agnes has appetite for anything other than food so is unaware of his sexual weakness. Eventually Charles becomes the police chief of Normal and because as a teenager, he always carried his father’s badge, is nicknamed “Badge.” Martin’s mother was an alcoholic and she and he were always getting beat-up by the drunks she dragged home. But he chose to rise above that, became a policeman and married Lacy, an elementary teacher, and they had a good marriage. He was hired as a police officer in Normal under Badge’s supervision. Throughout the story are events and actions that police are faced with everyday and in this story, the main villain is Badge because of his grotesque sexual hunger. He uses his authority as Police Chief to do whatever it takes to make himself happy and sometimes at the cost of hurting others, especially his underlings. Much of the language in this story is vulgar and although usual to men and teenage boys, in this story seems to be the common verbiage of the men. There are many flashbacks, which are handled nicely, but wherever there has been happiness, the plot stamps it out, leaving depressing impressions. I think the author, who is an ex-law enforcement man, is attempting to tell the reader something that he feels is important to know. I do not think this is a book that would particularly appeal to women, but men would find it interesting.
review 2: A bucket was filled with water; another empty bucket had been attached to the crossbow's trigger after passing over the back of the chair. The crossbow was loaded with an arrow and cranked into firing position. Sounds interesting doesn't it. This story JusThis by Curt Rude is about unethical police conduct, corruption and death.I have to admit, personally I don't like to read books with so much swearing and sex, but the author had to do character development and there was no other way to paint the picture. I followed the lives of Charlie & Agnes Pullet, and Martin & Lacy McMurphy which lead to a chain of events of corruption and sadness. The author wrote: 'When a simple truth is revealed that might be construed as threatening, action is quickly taken to silence the voice of truth.' I am not going to give the story away, you will just have to read it and find out for yourself what he means by that. Thank You Curt Rude for a very interesting read. less
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Curt Rude
Many thanks for the kinds words. I was a cop in a former life and stand by every word in this story. I also have written Brand of Justice and it could have been dedicated to Debra Milke's struggle with the Criminal Injustice System. Thoughts? Concerns? Contact me at [email protected] or check out my blog curtrude.blogspot.com Wanna review Brand? Let me know!
This extraordinary work of literary art took me by surprise. I will recommend it to many friends.
Started reading it and couldn't stop........
Hey this was a good book!
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