The Disposables

The Disposables Bruno Johnson a tough street cop member of the elite violent crime task force feared by the bad guys admired by the good finds his life derailed when a personal tragedy forces him to break the la

  • Title: The Disposables
  • Author: David Putnam
  • ISBN: 160809118X
  • Page: 211
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Bruno Johnson, a tough street cop, member of the elite violent crime task force, feared by the bad guys, admired by the good, finds his life derailed when a personal tragedy forces him to break the law Now he s an ex con and his life on parole is not going well He is hassled by the police at every opportunity and to make matters even difficult, his former partner, R Bruno Johnson, a tough street cop, member of the elite violent crime task force, feared by the bad guys, admired by the good, finds his life derailed when a personal tragedy forces him to break the law Now he s an ex con and his life on parole is not going well He is hassled by the police at every opportunity and to make matters even difficult, his former partner, Robby Wicks, now a high ranking detective, bullies him into helping solve a high profile crime unofficially, of course Meantime, Bruno s girlfriend, Marie, brings out the good, the real Bruno, and even though they veer totally outside the law, he and Marie dedicate themselves to saving abused children, creating a type of underground railroad for neglected kids at risk, disposable kids What they must do is perilous they step far outside the law, battling a warped justice system and Bruno s former partner, with his own evil agenda Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 256 pages Published May 6th 2014 by Oceanview Publishing More Details ISBN 160809118X ISBN13 9781608091188 Edition Language English Series Bruno Johnson 1 Other Editions 3 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about The Disposables, please sign up

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feared by the bad guys, admired by the good, finds his life derailed when a personal tragedy forces him to break the law Now he s an ex con and his life on parole is not going well He is hassled by the police at every opportunity, and, to make matters even difficult, his former partner, Robby Wicks, now a high ranking detective, bullies him into helping solve a high profile crime un Synopsis blurbBruno Johnson, a tough street cop, member of the elite violent crime task force, feared by the bad guys, admired by the good, finds his life derailed when a personal tragedy forces him to break the law Now he s an ex con and his life on parole is not going well He is hassled by the police at every opportunity, and, to make matters even difficult, his former partner, Robby Wicks, now a high ranking detective, bullies him into helping solve a high profile crime unofficially, of course Meanwhile, Bruno s girlfriend, Marie, brings out the good, the real Bruno, and even though they veer totally outside the law, he and Marie dedicate themselves to saving abused children, creating a type of underground railroad for neglected kids at risk disposable kids What they must do is perilous as they take matters into their own hands, battling a warped justice system and Bruno s former partner, who has his own evil agenda I really loved The Disposables It s raw, powerful and eloquent It s a gritty street poem recited by a voice unalterably committed to redemption and doing the right thing in a wrong world I ll be first in line for the next one from David Putnam Michael Connelly, New York Times best selling author of The Gods of Guilt What do you get when you give a veteran sheriff s deputy a talent for storytelling and a computer In this case you get David Putnam s The Disposables, a dark and disturbing insider s novel that may not make you feel safer on the mean streets of L.A Dark, disturbing and all too believable, this is the tale of one man s quest for atonement in a world where innocence is a liability T Jefferson Parker, New York Times best selling author of The Famous the Dead, and The Jaguar My takeAnother day, another Net Galley book and another new author to check out this latest being David Putnam s debut novel Well, I perhaps wasn t as taken with this quite as much as the two crime fiction heavyweight authors above, but it was fast and relentless, with a well described main character in Bruno Johnson Johnson a big, black and angry ex cop ex con has with his girlfriend decided to dedicate themselves to rescuing abused children Marie, with her job in the ER department at the Killer King Hospital sees the repeat child victims of parental abuse and neglect Bruno having suffered a loss the consequences of which saw him imprisoned is a willing accomplice If he has to commit a few crimes to finance an escape to an alternative lifestyle and provide for the children s future far away from LA s dark streets, he s willing to take that risk.Bruno and Marie s mistake is to save a child that is the son of a wealthy foreign businessman, the product of a liaison with a prostitute The business man wants to care for his child, which brings them to the attention of the FBI, who becomes involved after pressure is applied on high The FBI liaise with Bruno s old boss, Robby Wicks, which in turn leads to Bruno s activities coming under closer scrutiny.We have a fair few twists and turns along the wayBruno s job, some unrelated crimes that bring Bruno back into an uneasy and unwilling partnership with his former colleague and friend and his double life, the criminal aspect which he keeps hidden from his girlfriend, necessary in his eyes to bankroll the dream of escape and sanctuary for Marie and the rescued children Fast, brutal, relentlessif not a little bit too busy in the final quarter, as the net closed on Bruno and he tried to formulate an escape route for them all.The Disposables was an interesting book, which highlighted an important issue of child welfare and the inadequacies of a broken system where those most vulnerable can often fall through the cracks, especially when they are the product of damaged individuals with severe addictions and problems I d be interested in reading a second book from the author, perhaps at a slightly slower pace, maybe 80 mph as opposed to the full pedal to metal experience here Putnam is worth keeping an eye out for though.Overall a 4 from 5Acquired again from Net Galley I ll read one of my own books soon flag 4 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jan 09, 2014 Linda rated it it was amazing Putnam s debut novel presents an evolved example of the crime genre Populated with characters who add new meaning to the good cop bad cop dichotomy, Putnam creates a layered identity for each of the conflicted souls that inhabit the seedy settings of Los Angeles county The good and ugly in each allow the reader to connect to them and turn the pages to learn their secrets and what consequences will result.Putnam s background adds an authenticity to the events of the story that made me cringe Putnam s debut novel presents an evolved example of the crime genre Populated with characters who add new meaning to the good cop bad cop dichotomy, Putnam creates a layered identity for each of the conflicted souls that inhabit the seedy settings of Los Angeles county The good and ugly in each allow the reader to connect to them and turn the pages to learn their secrets and what consequences will result.Putnam s background adds an authenticity to the events of the story that made me cringe at the same time it captivated me as though I was a fly on the wall listening in on the secret conversations between the cops I suppose it s no surprise that law enforcement like every other field has bullies who cover up their deeds.That rage, brutality, kindness and compassion coexist in the main characters in this novel offers a compelling premise about contemporary urban society.I planned to read this on a cross country flight, began the night before and nearly finished it before the plane took off Terrific read flag 3 likesLike see review Jul 11, 2014 Frank rated it it was amazing If you are looking for a great summer read, here it is While I am great reader of crime fiction and mysteries, I often have to scale back my expectations as a good mystery may not be great literature In this case we have great crime novel that is well written, and moves at a great pace What is most interesting about THE DISPOSABLES is that the author combines the feel of a modern crime novel with the voice of writers like Raymond Chandler and John McDonald from the golden age of crime fiction If you are looking for a great summer read, here it is While I am great reader of crime fiction and mysteries, I often have to scale back my expectations as a good mystery may not be great literature In this case we have great crime novel that is well written, and moves at a great pace What is most interesting about THE DISPOSABLES is that the author combines the feel of a modern crime novel with the voice of writers like Raymond Chandler and John McDonald from the golden age of crime fiction If you are a discerning reader and want tour of the dark side of L.A pick up the DISPOSABLES You won t be disappointed flag 3 likesLike see review May 18, 2014 Christine N Gordon rated it it was amazing You will pull for Bruno and his kids from page 1If you enjoy a fast paced story that pulls you in and keeps you there, Putnam s Disposables delivers Putnam navigates that edge between retaining the traditions of a meaty crime novel and casting off the stereotypical, bringing in a real world, sharply defined cast of characters I m reticent to use the word antihero to describe Bruno Johnson, as Bruno is certainly the classic hero in the sense of self sacrificing courage Yet, he s too comple You will pull for Bruno and his kids from page 1If you enjoy a fast paced story that pulls you in and keeps you there, Putnam s Disposables delivers Putnam navigates that edge between retaining the traditions of a meaty crime novel and casting off the stereotypical, bringing in a real world, sharply defined cast of characters I m reticent to use the word antihero to describe Bruno Johnson, as Bruno is certainly the classic hero in the sense of self sacrificing courage Yet, he s too complex for that too The plot is smart, unpredictable and impeccably timed, finishing off with that satisfying end that also leaves you checking to see if the next one is out yet flag 2 likesLike see review Apr 06, 2017 Paul Falk rated it it was amazing Shelves mystery crime David Putnam put the pedal to the metal on this hard driving, first in a series introduction to ex cop, Bruno Johnson The action wasted no time in getting started and slammed me right in the face beginning on page one, barreling right through to the end With never a dull moment, the pages turned with ease.The department that we depend upon that was designed to protect the welfare of children has failed miserably Many innocent children are being released into the custody of parents too unfit t David Putnam put the pedal to the metal on this hard driving, first in a series introduction to ex cop, Bruno Johnson The action wasted no time in getting started and slammed me right in the face beginning on page one, barreling right through to the end With never a dull moment, the pages turned with ease.The department that we depend upon that was designed to protect the welfare of children has failed miserably Many innocent children are being released into the custody of parents too unfit to properly care for them The rights of the parents are given consideration than the safety of their children In extreme cases, some vulnerable children have sustained serious injury, even death It s a political stew that s turned horribly bad Bruno Johnson, ex cop, knows how the system works When he was on the force, he had come to see its many failures repeated over and over again He had seen enough and had taken a stand to do everything within his power to save the children His own way He can no longer sit on the sidelines and watch the same tragedies play out with dire results He knows that he can t rescue them all but he ll damn well try to rescue as many as he can Just don t get in his way flag 1 likeLike see review Jun 13, 2014 Earl Javorsky rated it it was amazing Author Dave Putnam dogs this story like his lead character dogs his mission with relentless momentum Bruno Johnson, an already damaged protagonist, has a plan It s a flawed, seat of the pants, hopeless plan, but Bruno s all in, and he s corralled his girlfriend and his dad into supporting it, at great risk to themselves.Once part of an elite detail of supercops attached to the LA Sheriff s Department and reminiscent of Gangster Squad a cowboy contingent that holds itself above the law and oper Author Dave Putnam dogs this story like his lead character dogs his mission with relentless momentum Bruno Johnson, an already damaged protagonist, has a plan It s a flawed, seat of the pants, hopeless plan, but Bruno s all in, and he s corralled his girlfriend and his dad into supporting it, at great risk to themselves.Once part of an elite detail of supercops attached to the LA Sheriff s Department and reminiscent of Gangster Squad a cowboy contingent that holds itself above the law and operates in the grey area between the good guys and the criminals Bruno is now an outsider He has a prison record and a profile, but he still has his cop instincts and training, plus the street smarts he picked up on both sides of the law The author s experience in law enforcement shows in the brush strokes on every page He gets the cop mentality, the criminal mentality, the shabbiness of the LA streets, and the goofy logic of not only crackheads and lowlife hustlers but also the bureaucracy called Child Protective Services Then you get lines like this I pull the trigger without remorse I give him a third eye to help him see his way to hell Friends become enemies, enemies become allies, and everything unravels Can Bruno pull off his crazy quest Putnam keeps us guessing until the end flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 21, 2014 Judy A rated it it was amazing Some authors do characters well, some are better at plot Putnam does a first rate job with both of them in The Disposables which is what makes it a great story It s one of those books I kept seeing as a movie and casting it in my imagination Bruno Johnson is this doing the right thing, huggable, on the wrong side of the law sometimes, big, kind, tough ex cop who loves kids and dogs He brought to mind someone like Idris Elba or Samuel Jackson negotiating both LA s legal system and illegal sys Some authors do characters well, some are better at plot Putnam does a first rate job with both of them in The Disposables which is what makes it a great story It s one of those books I kept seeing as a movie and casting it in my imagination Bruno Johnson is this doing the right thing, huggable, on the wrong side of the law sometimes, big, kind, tough ex cop who loves kids and dogs He brought to mind someone like Idris Elba or Samuel Jackson negotiating both LA s legal system and illegal systems in a fast paced ride Before I read the book, I read that the author was a cop, so I knew he d know his stuff, but wondered if he could pull off a nuanced complex character like Bruno Johnson He did AND, spoiler, heard there are Bruno Johnson books on the way Cool flag 1 likeLike see review Mar 02, 2015 Charlotte Levine Gruber rated it it was amazing Fantastic book Great storyline that drops you into the gritty street of LA Bruno Johnson is a flawed, believable character you ll root for throughout The plot twists surprised me I couldn t put this book down flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 07, 2014 Mary Putnam rated it it was amazing My favorite author ever Exciting, entertaining, and thought provolking I m thrilled one minute, then have my heart warmed the next A fun ride flag 1 likeLike see review May 30, 2014 Jeremy Trumble rated it really liked it Shelves police lawyer morgue oh my This is a really good book, pack with adventure and action Plus I am grew up in the Los Angeles area and always like book about the areaA pretty damn good debut novel flag 1 likeLike see review Mar 19, 2014 David Marshall rated it really liked it What it lacks in originality, this thriller than makes up in crisp prose and an efficient plottp opionator.wordpress 2014 0 flag 1 likeLike see review May 24, 2014 Diane rated it really liked it I liked the story, but there was some slang I wasn t familiar with flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 08, 2017 Eve Gaal rated it really liked it My dad loved buying me bestsellers One of the books he bought a naive me was The Choir Boys by Joseph Wambaugh Let s just say back then anyway I didn t get it Dad inspired me to be a writer He figured by reading Wambaugh, I d learn how to write a good detective thriller Sadly, pigs still don t enlist in the Airforce to fly, and while writing crime is not my passion, I always enjoy a good read Now that I m older and can appreciate a good story, I have to say The Disposables reminds me of A My dad loved buying me bestsellers One of the books he bought a naive me was The Choir Boys by Joseph Wambaugh Let s just say back then anyway I didn t get it Dad inspired me to be a writer He figured by reading Wambaugh, I d learn how to write a good detective thriller Sadly, pigs still don t enlist in the Airforce to fly, and while writing crime is not my passion, I always enjoy a good read Now that I m older and can appreciate a good story, I have to say The Disposables reminds me of Adam 12 The Mod Squad and Starksy and Hutch rolled into one, much better than Wambaugh, and worth staying up late and holding your breath to find out the end If you enjoy reading crime novels, this guy, David Putnam is a master After reading his bio on the back flap of my hardback edition, I can tell this author doesn t have to Google information about how to shoot a gun He doesn t need a YouTube video telling him how to kick down a door He knows the streets of Los Angeles, like the back of his hand This author knows the raunchiest parts of town, where money was laundered, and probably where the bodies are buried In other words, he tells the story the way it s meant to be told Based on the subject matter, it had to be told My favorite parts involve an exciting train heist and the time Putnam describes what it s like to be in a doghouse with Jack The language is raw and real, not some sissy Shakespearean stuff There s humor, romance and a great deal of shooting The average crime writer, who does research before inventing a plot, might throw in a few curse words to shock the reader The Disposables on the other hand, has lingo infused with cop jargon, becoming the best of street poetry Imagine 8 Mile in California instead of Detroit To tell the truth, I had a little trouble following along, which is probably my fault but I ll blame Putnam s rather large cast of sensational characters Maybe I should suggest a script for a series, so we mortals can take it in a little at a time A kind of Magnum P.I Chips L.A Law Miami Vice type show All at once, it felt like a DVR marathon the body shuts down no food no bath just keep reading Bruno Johnson is the main character, a sort of warm hearted vigilante, who I envisioned as a super fit Denzel He has a plan to save some children who don t have a chance, in what looks like a broken system Without Bruno s intervention, the kids will end up back with mothers who will sell them out for another fix or with fathers who are known molesters Meanwhile the entire force Sheriffs LAPD and even FBI are all after him for one thing or another but don t forget Bruno has a plan Will it work Read The Disposables to find out Can I breathe now flag Like see review Jun 06, 2017 Lynne Spreen rated it it was amazing review of another edition To be honest, this isn t a genre I typically read, but it drew me in and wouldn t let me go The author spent years in law enforcement, in a wide range of arenas, and those experiences inform his writing, which is outstanding He s really got the pacing, drama, suspense, and character development down, but what makes this series super good is Bruno Johnson Bruno is dangerous because he has to be, but he s got a big heart and a conscience, both of which are in serious pain He s an ex cop who di To be honest, this isn t a genre I typically read, but it drew me in and wouldn t let me go The author spent years in law enforcement, in a wide range of arenas, and those experiences inform his writing, which is outstanding He s really got the pacing, drama, suspense, and character development down, but what makes this series super good is Bruno Johnson Bruno is dangerous because he has to be, but he s got a big heart and a conscience, both of which are in serious pain He s an ex cop who did time for killing someone who needed killing Now a marked man on the streets of L.A Bruno is working to save a bunch of little kids who ve been left in grave danger Every time he turns around, he s pulled back in, but all he wants is to get the children and his beloved Marie OUT, and safely to Costa Rica to start a new life You won t be able to put this one down, and now there s a sequel out The Vanquished Both are very highly recommended flag Like see review Dec 04, 2018 Terri Weitze rated it really liked it I see that David Putnam has written a whole bunch of these Bruno Johnson books and I am so happy This is a much softer version of Andrew Vachss whom I totally love Ex LA Sheriff, Bruno Johnson just wants to survive and stay under the radar while he rescues abused children whom Child Protective Services and the courts have failed With enemies on both sides of the law, Bruno is walking the edge of a very wobbly fence The characters are engaging, the situations are believable, and the plot ju I see that David Putnam has written a whole bunch of these Bruno Johnson books and I am so happy This is a much softer version of Andrew Vachss whom I totally love Ex LA Sheriff, Bruno Johnson just wants to survive and stay under the radar while he rescues abused children whom Child Protective Services and the courts have failed With enemies on both sides of the law, Bruno is walking the edge of a very wobbly fence The characters are engaging, the situations are believable, and the plot just keeps moving Putnam s stories are not as dark as Vachss but they are the same flavor and found it a great read flag Like see review Jun 14, 2017 Kay rated it really liked it A debut novel Wow, is what I say to that This being David Putnam s debut novel tells me I will be looking for many novels by Putnam.A fast paced read with our main character on the wrong side of forty Love, love Burno Johnson Who wouldn t love and want to follow a man who s quest is to protect and save our forsaken and mistreated children Looking forward to move right along in my read of the following books with Bruno Thank you David Putnam flag Like see review Oct 15, 2017 Jeff rated it it was ok Shelves thriller A bit of a dud Very coppish It reads like every other book I ve read that written by a cop Don t be fooled by the synopsis this is barely at all about an underground railroad for abused kids That is simply a premise for a good cops vs bad cop story flag Like see review Aug 19, 2018 Jeanne Werth rated it really liked it I really liked this book It was very fast paced and it was easy to relate to the characters I gave it 4 stars because I didn t feel like it wrapped up one situation cleanly enough and the reader me had to make a few assumptions flag Like see review Aug 22, 2017 Louise J Plock rated it it was amazing It is a must read and you won t be able to put it down Make sure you have the next book ready flag Like see review May 23, 2018 Penny rated it really liked it Great story I definitely will be reading the rest in this series Congratulations on such a great debut novel David flag Like see review Nov 29, 2018 Stephanie rated it really liked it This is one intense book The action doesn t stop flag Like see review May 21, 2018 Lisa Ford rated it it was amazing Shelves at home to read, robert to read Kindle and hard back flag Like see review Jul 31, 2017 Roger rated it liked it A fairly enjoyable book I would recommend consideration to read flag Like see review Mar 07, 2018 brenda crowell rated it did not like it review of another edition Great BookGreat writing and dialogue Winner I was totally engrossed in the story and characters Very enjoyable read Hope there is a series flag Like see review May 23, 2014 Scott Skipper rated it really liked it Good cops, bad cops, dirty cops, ex cops, they are all here Bruno Johnson is an ex cop with a murder conviction Now, he is on a crusade with his red hot Puerto Rican girlfriend to save battered children from the incompetence of Child Protective Services To fund his plan he has stooped to working for a Los Angeles mobster, which is risky business for a parolee All Bruno needs is one last big score and he will be over the border but the Violent Crimes Taskforce and the FBI have other plans.The Good cops, bad cops, dirty cops, ex cops, they are all here Bruno Johnson is an ex cop with a murder conviction Now, he is on a crusade with his red hot Puerto Rican girlfriend to save battered children from the incompetence of Child Protective Services To fund his plan he has stooped to working for a Los Angeles mobster, which is risky business for a parolee All Bruno needs is one last big score and he will be over the border but the Violent Crimes Taskforce and the FBI have other plans.The Disposables exposes the lawlessness within law enforcement from an insider s viewpoint This fast paced story is so loaded with violence, corruption, double dealing and back stabbing the reader may want to wash his hands every time he lays the book on the nightstand Even the altruistic Bruno is so dirty from his past life as a cop that it is difficult to bond with him There are so many villains in this book you don t know who you hate the most The treachery builds steadily toward a twisted, deceit filled climax This is an excellent cop story written in cop jargon and told from the level of the gutter Read it flag Like see review Jun 20, 2014 Kylie rated it liked it Aging ex cop meets beautiful younger woman amongst drama drama is given a bit of a lift out of boring clich by the said ex cop being an ex con as well.Bruno is a pretty tough guy, who is hiding a big secret With the help of the nurse he met the night his partner shot him and brought him in because of a crime he committed, he is snatching up children who the so called justice system returns to horrific family situations This is an interesting premise as it brings the whole justice system und Aging ex cop meets beautiful younger woman amongst drama drama is given a bit of a lift out of boring clich by the said ex cop being an ex con as well.Bruno is a pretty tough guy, who is hiding a big secret With the help of the nurse he met the night his partner shot him and brought him in because of a crime he committed, he is snatching up children who the so called justice system returns to horrific family situations This is an interesting premise as it brings the whole justice system under a pretty detailed microscope why are these children, already victims in many ways drugs, abuse, neglect etc , returned to the people who perpetrated those crimes And if not the exact people, then the wider family.It makes you ask are some crimes actually justice Should justice be taken into the hands of the people, if the system that is supposed to protect the innocent, be rendered pretty much impotent Is guilt instantly applicable to someone labelled a criminal, or is the true story needed before judgement can be passed flag Like see review Apr 03, 2015 Cheryl rated it it was amazing The greater the power, the dangerous the abuse Edmund BurkeBruno Bad Boy Johnson used to be an L.A Sheriff s Department deputy He founded the BMFs the elite Violent Crimes Team Then the father of his twin grandsons physically abuses and kills one of the twin boys and Bruno goes off the reservation, so to speak.An ex con now, out of prison, he and his girlfriend Marie, who is an ER Physician s Assistant, are running an underground railroad for abused children.This was a great loo The greater the power, the dangerous the abuse Edmund BurkeBruno Bad Boy Johnson used to be an L.A Sheriff s Department deputy He founded the BMFs the elite Violent Crimes Team Then the father of his twin grandsons physically abuses and kills one of the twin boys and Bruno goes off the reservation, so to speak.An ex con now, out of prison, he and his girlfriend Marie, who is an ER Physician s Assistant, are running an underground railroad for abused children.This was a great look at the inner workings of the L.A Sheriff s Department the author used to be a cop and it shows in the realistic feel to the action scenes and the procedural doings.There are good cops and very bad cops and some in between depicted within these pages Some of them just made me want to strangle them Bruno is a larger than life character and I would love to see of him in future offerings from author PutnamTE I received this book from Oceanview Publishing through Net Galley in exchange for my honest review flag Like see review Jun 23, 2015 Philip Bailey rated it it was amazing All the elements required for fast paced action with the turn of every page Good cop, bad cop, wise ass, bad ass and in between all these asses are drugs, crime, the gangs and some abused children No doubt the only life a criminal cares about is his or her own, and a corrupt cop may be the worst of all criminals, knowing how to do the crime and avoid the blame Then along comes a cop who did some time and is now a parolee on a mission to save some abused children, and being a former cop he als All the elements required for fast paced action with the turn of every page Good cop, bad cop, wise ass, bad ass and in between all these asses are drugs, crime, the gangs and some abused children No doubt the only life a criminal cares about is his or her own, and a corrupt cop may be the worst of all criminals, knowing how to do the crime and avoid the blame Then along comes a cop who did some time and is now a parolee on a mission to save some abused children, and being a former cop he also knows the ins and outs of the system So it s match wits time He is up against the criminals, including the corrupt cop who is his former partner, the wheelers, dealers, stealers and squealers Rescue the children and the story will have a happy ending, but the realities of life on the street do not give good odds for that Doesn t mean he fails just means you have to 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    1. Best selling author David Putnam comes from a family of law enforcement During his career, he did it all worked in narcotics, served on FBI sponsored violent crimes teams, and was cross sworn as a US Marshall, pursuing murder suspects and bank robbers in Arizona, Nevada, and California Putnam did two tours on the San Bernardino County Sheriff s SWAT team He also has experience in criminal inte Best selling author David Putnam comes from a family of law enforcement During his career, he did it all worked in narcotics, served on FBI sponsored violent crimes teams, and was cross sworn as a US Marshall, pursuing murder suspects and bank robbers in Arizona, Nevada, and California Putnam did two tours on the San Bernardino County Sheriff s SWAT team He also has experience in criminal intelligence and internal affairs and has supervised corrections, patrol, and a detective bureau In Hawaii, Putnam was a member of the real life Hawaii Five O, serving as Special Agent for the Attorney General investigating smuggling and white collar crimes Putnam lives in Southern California with his wife, Mary

    2. Wow I don t usually read crime thrillers, but this one came highly recommended and I am glad I listened It was impossible to put downa real page turner This had all the gritty, edginess one would expect from a story about LA cops, but it had heart, integrity, and lacked much of the gratuitous language that many of the genre have I rooted for the main character all the waydespite his many flaws Do yourself a favor and enjoy this story

    3. Synopsis blurbBruno Johnson, a tough street cop, member of the elite violent crime task force, feared by the bad guys, admired by the good, finds his life derailed when a personal tragedy forces him to break the law Now he s an ex con and his life on parole is not going well He is hassled by the police at every opportunity, and, to make matters even difficult, his former partner, Robby Wicks, now a high ranking detective, bullies him into helping solve a high profile crime un Synopsis blurbBrun [...]

    4. Putnam s debut novel presents an evolved example of the crime genre Populated with characters who add new meaning to the good cop bad cop dichotomy, Putnam creates a layered identity for each of the conflicted souls that inhabit the seedy settings of Los Angeles county The good and ugly in each allow the reader to connect to them and turn the pages to learn their secrets and what consequences will result.Putnam s background adds an authenticity to the events of the story that made me cringe Putn [...]

    5. If you are looking for a great summer read, here it is While I am great reader of crime fiction and mysteries, I often have to scale back my expectations as a good mystery may not be great literature In this case we have great crime novel that is well written, and moves at a great pace What is most interesting about THE DISPOSABLES is that the author combines the feel of a modern crime novel with the voice of writers like Raymond Chandler and John McDonald from the golden age of crime fiction If [...]

    6. You will pull for Bruno and his kids from page 1If you enjoy a fast paced story that pulls you in and keeps you there, Putnam s Disposables delivers Putnam navigates that edge between retaining the traditions of a meaty crime novel and casting off the stereotypical, bringing in a real world, sharply defined cast of characters I m reticent to use the word antihero to describe Bruno Johnson, as Bruno is certainly the classic hero in the sense of self sacrificing courage Yet, he s too comple You wi [...]

    7. David Putnam put the pedal to the metal on this hard driving, first in a series introduction to ex cop, Bruno Johnson The action wasted no time in getting started and slammed me right in the face beginning on page one, barreling right through to the end With never a dull moment, the pages turned with ease.The department that we depend upon that was designed to protect the welfare of children has failed miserably Many innocent children are being released into the custody of parents too unfit t Da [...]

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