Monday, June 20, 2016

Review: The Run Begins @jfj_books

TITLE: Lou Malloy: The Run Begins
SERIES: Lou Malloy Crime Series
AUTHOR: J. Frank James
FORMAT: Paperback & ebook
SOURCE: complimentary copy


In this peek into the past, Lou Malloy is 18 years old and ready to take on the world. While his family is readying themselves for a big move to Florida, Lou decides that Florida is not where his fate lies and hops on the nearest boxcar to seek his fortune elsewhere.  When he finds that this is not as easy as it seems, fellow traveler Henry Lowe offers him the deal of a lifetime.  Help him rob a casino in Georgia and get a payoff of $15 million.  Lou happily joins in on the scheme and seals his fate.



J. Frank James has a passion for writing, and he certainly has the knowledge and experience to write realistic crime thrillers, thanks to his extensive background in law. Jim attended law school, where he was a member of the law review. He even went on to pass the state bar and started his own law practice that specialized in complex litigation. Jim's experience in law helps lend credibility to his crime fiction books. He has also traveled extensively and gains inspiration for his crime thrillers from his travels. From observing other cultures and gaining new experiences, Jim is able to infuse new life into his books and develop believable characters that readers can identify with.

J. Frank James writes crime thriller novels that are gripping and suspenseful. In 2013, he began publishing The Lou Malloy Crime Series, which is expected to span 20 books. The series follows Lou Malloy, a hardened criminal who did 15 years in prison for the theft of $15 million, and his partner Hilary Kelly, a private investigator. The titles include The Run Begins, Dead Money Run, Only Two Cats, Blue Cat in Paradise, Rainbow Games, Two Birds To Kill, Last Flamingo, and Finders, Keepers.  J. Frank James creates all of his own book covers. To learn more, go to http://www.jfrankjamesbooks.com/  

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Lou Malloy: The Run Begins explains to us why Lou ended up in jail. It was a fast and easy to read book with excellent use of words and energetic scenes.

After reading the first book, I was sure I had to read the prequel. The characters are complex, the plot is both entertaining and flawless.

I'm sure you will like this book if you have read anything by J. Frank James. If not, you should read it :)




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