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Laird Barron ã 2 Free download Free download Í PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ã Laird Barron Blood Standard Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Can lead to a bullet behind the ear Saved by the grace of his boss and exiled to upstate New York Isaiah begins a new life a uiet life without gunshots or explosions Except a teen. This ARC is an uncorrected advance proof Publication date is May 29 2018

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Laird Barron ã 2 Free download Free download Í PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ã Laird Barron Blood Standard Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Age girl disappears and Isaiah isn't one to let that slip by And delving into the underworld to track this missing girl will get him exactly the kind of notice he was warned to avo. This is the first book in a new hard boiled detective series featuring Isaiah Coleridge a mob enforcer who was working in Alaska until being exiled to upstate New York near the home of his estranged father after a problem involving walruses pissed off the wrong man Isaiah is half Maori has a fondness for classic literature and can t stand seeing animals abused Isaiah has been given a cover story to explain his arrival at Hawk Mountain Farm and Center for Symbolic Studies run by the elderly African American couple Virgil and Jade Walker both of whom have doctorates in literature and sociology Their 18 year old granddaughter Reba has a history of getting into trouble and hanging with iffy friends so she has been sent to live with them for a while When Reba goes missing Isaiah agrees to try to find her However the search for the girl gets lost in this book in which there is a little too much going on Isaiah is not really a detective he s muscle and his investigation provides lots of opportunities for the violence at which he excels This book has the New York and Alaska branches of the mob a Native American gang internal gang rivalries neo Nazis the FBI cops in league with the mob drug dealing freelance thugs and strained families That was a lot to keep track of There is the customary tough guy talk common to the genre but there is humor too like in the dialogue between Isaiah and Lionel ex marine and former mercenary who is now a worker at the Center The author sometimes tends to wordiness and excessive description New York State reveals her length and breadth her mercurial character by slow degrees Reveals herself via the shift of sunbeams through the canopies forests still wild at the margins through the soft sweep of the Appalachians and the Catskills the Hudson and the Rondout curving gently as a mama s arm around her child Nevertheless I liked Isaiah the plot and action kept me interested and I will probably read the next book in the series I received a free copy of this book from the publisher

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Laird Barron ã 2 Free download Free download Í PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ã Laird Barron Blood Standard Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Isaiah Coleridge is a mob enforcer in Alaska he's tough seen a lot and dished out But when he forcibly ends the moneymaking scheme of a made man he gets in the kind of trouble that. When he sees his fellow gangsters killing walruses for fun Isaiah Coleridge chops one of them in the throat and winds up exiled to a work farm in upstate New York A teenage girl also staying at the farm disappears and Isaiah means to find her stirring up a hornet s nest of gang members and corrupt law enforcement2017 was the year of Laird Barron for me I managed to read every book he had in print so it was a no brainer that I d pick up this one his first foray into crime fiction Barron s prose is rooted in noir so I knew he d do a great job Blood Standard is a mystery but Isaiah Coleridge is no Philip Marlowe He pretty much bulldozes his way around kicking ass and pissing people off In some ways he s a lot like Conrad Navarro the protagonist of The Light is the Darkness a brute of a man who would have been better off being born a thousand years earlierThe writing was as I expected grim gruesome stuff written with a sort of poetry Like Isaiah I suspect Laird Barron wouldn t mind a Homburg and an overcoat although he d be wearing his someplace cold and desolate If I wouldn t have been reading a physical copy I would have highlighted half of the book on my KindleIsaiah s a little complicated than all of that a half Maori man haunted by his mother s death at the hands of his father when he was fifteen Papa Coleridge is a piece of work a career military man who went mercenary While Isaiah wouldn t agree with he s a lot like his father than he d like to admitWhile I don t pretend to understand Isaiah I understand his motivations It brought a tear to my eye when someone asked Isaiah why he did what he did and he said I miss my dog Animals and kids have an innocence that should be preserved Yeah I miss my dog tooIsaiah s case takes him up against the White Manitou a Native American organized crime organization and corrupt cops and FBI agents By the time the dust is settled and the blood is dried the case is closed but not a lot of good came of it The classic noir ending in factThe supporting cast went a long way toward making Isaiah seem like than a human wrecking ball Lionel Isaiah s drunken co worker at the ranch is the kind of friend every man wants one that would follow him through the gates of hell I also liked that Meg was tough and didn t immediately jump on Isaiah s groin She proved to be a many faceted characterThere were a whole lot of loose ends left behind but that s not all that surprising If you follow Laird Barron on social media you know he s already got the next Coleridge book in the can I m looking forward to Isaiah s next blood spattered outingLaird Barron s first steps into the world of crime fiction were even better than I expected 45 out of 5 stars

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  • Blood Standard
  • Laird Barron
  • English
  • 11 July 2020
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