Ramthun, author and
RMFW's Published Author's Liaison: I
thoroughly enjoyed this. I typically don't like gritty
urban noir but you knocked this one out of the park.
I got your
gritty, ultra-violent urban noir right here... and it's dynamite
This novel starts out with
a bloody and violent confrontation, twists like a roller coaster
at the next moment, then plunges straight down and at breakneck
speed. The pace never lets up. Jack Sabre is a foul-mouthed,
angry Denver homicide detective who barrels through his case
like an enraged bull in a very small china shop. Every twist of
the plot in his attempts to regain his badge and solve the
murder of his wife are spattered with gore and death and yet are
perfectly plotted to sustain intensity and never give up the
final twist ending.
Terry Wright has crafted a tightly woven thriller with
characters that I grew to love, including Mina Finetree, Mrs.
Vallinski, Helen Hodges, and a couple of down-and-out barflys. I
even managed to gain some affection for Jack Sabre himself, a
one-man wrecking ball who manages to get more people killed in
his vicinity than a dozen other noir novels put together. If you
like your thrillers well-written, tightly plotted and full of
action, I've got your noir right here. I highly recommend Black
You Can't Put Down
Black Jack: A Jack Sabre
Thriller by Terry Wright is a read you won't be able to put
down. A suspenseful, gritty roller-coaster ride from start to
finish, this is a novel to be savored. Black Jack has
everything- good cops, bad cops, evil killers. Non-stop
action, agony and an almost-happy ending. Grieving for his
murdered wife, Jack Sabre is a sympathetic character that
stays with you long after the book ends. I can't wait to read
the next Jack Sabre novel to find out if he gets another
chance at revenge and romance.
Hell of a Ride for Crime Fans
Right from the off, Black
Jack has you intrigued. How could you not be with the
line "In my ten years in the Denver police force, I
never thought I'd set out to murder someone."
A line like that has you hooked and it does what all
good books do - drags you kicking and screaming right
into the story. You want to know why a fine officer of
the law has such deadly intentions.
You do learn the answer to that pretty quickly and it
gives you empathy for Jack Sabre that you might not
otherwise have had for the angry, out of control, take
no prisoners renegade cop.
With crisp dialogue and vivid descriptions, Terry
Wright's story has you reading at breakneck pace to
discover what happens next.
Littered with violence - this ain't Little House on the
Prairie - you get sucked into the story and are carried
along like a cannonball to the twist of an ending.
A highly recommended read, especially for fans of
not much of a reader of this gritty crime drama genre. But I
enjoyed this one. It moved at a fast clip, but the pacing was
solid with moments of relative calm between the bam-slam action.
I liked the injuries to the hero weren't brushed aside. His knee
injury in particular gave this story a good element of realism.
The only thing missing was the hero getting grazed by a bullet.
variety of characters made for a lively cast. You couldn't tell
who was a good guy or bad guy until well into the story. The
mixing helped keep this reader's interest. Pick yourself up a
copy and enjoy!