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Bait by Kenneth Abel
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Bait (original 1994; edition 1994)

by Kenneth Abel

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When narcotics cop Jack Walsh accidentally kills the son of Mafia boss Johnny D'Angelo in a drunken road accident his life is effectively over. But when he comes out of jail to begin a solitary existence in a small, remote town he finds there is no escape from the past. For D'Angelo honour dictates that Walsh is killed to avenge his son ¿ and for the FBI, who up to now have been unable to nail the Mafia boss, Walsh is the perfect bait to pin a murder rap on him. With Mafia hit squads closing in and the FBI hoping to catch them in the act, Walsh has never been so alone ¿ and only the street cunning of a veteran cop and a small arsenal of weapons can save him.… (more)
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Title:Bait
Authors:Kenneth Abel
Info:Delacorte Press (1994), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 345 pages
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I started this book after reading an excerpt in Boston Noir 2 and grabbed it from our local library.
I enjoyed the story, the characters were well-ish drawn in a familiar hard-boiled kind of style so that you felt you knew these characters from a Donald Westlake, an Elmore Leonard, an Adrian McKinty novel.

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