Be Bad Now (Paperback)
By Hock Hochheim
In the 1980s, a lone Texas detective takes on the bastardized brotherhood of the Northeastern Mafia and Cowboy Mafia. In the 1980's a recession stampedes Texas. The oil industry dries up, laying high rollers low and sending the entire state of Texas into a tornado-like downspin. Northern mobsters invade these cracks in the Lone Star State. Their schemes: corruption, loan sharking, gambling, extortion, drug and human trafficking, and murder for hire -- all backed with strong arms swinging bats, psychos pointing guns, torture, violence and death.
The city of West Forge, a stone's throw from Houston, is Sgt. Jumpin' Jack Kellog's town. And when organized crime seeps in, Kellog's brand of justice knows no bounds. He tracks, fights, kicks and shoots his way through conspiracies, threats, ambushes and showdowns. Pushed to near-madness by angst with informants inside his agency and lurking everywhere, Jack tackles the thugs, bosses, lawyers, politicians and businessmen on the mob payroll, in a battle that takes him from the swamps of Louisiana, to the ghettos of Houston, to casinos in Vegas and even through the Halls of Congress in Washington D.C. Can Kellog beat the Yankee Mafia? Beat the Cowboy Mafia? Their Crime Confederation? How bad is bad enough when you must Be Bad Now? About the author: W. Hock Hochheim is a former U.S. Army investigator and Texas police investigator, patrol officer and a former private investigator. He currently owns and operates an international combatives training company and teaches in eight allied countries around the world. He is the author of six non-fiction books and countless articles on policing, the military, street survival, close quarter combat and conflict psychology. He lives in Texas. (This is the physical copy of this book mailed to you. If you want the download look for it at this site.)
"This was a very fun book to read! Be Bad Now
is an entertaining, quick read perfect for a reader who is fond of crime and military fiction (and nonfiction). Written in a the clean, yet descriptive manner of someone who's spent a career in law enforcement, this vivid tale is nuanced enough for the discerning reader, yet accessible to anyone who hasn't read anything more pressing than a fast food menu. Worth the purchase price. Plot: I'd give it 5/5 stars. The plot intro and setting was not something I was expecting, and it really helped me get into what I thought might be one long diary entry detailing police work and gunfights (which it's not). There are plenty of ins and outs in here, despite it being a quick read. There's plenty of action and a sprinkling of non-gratuitous, realistic, adult language. The reader looking for some excitement will not be left disappointed! If you liked the movies "Taken" and "Boondock Saintsman," you'll probably like this book." - Thomas Pentzer, Editor
"Hock knows how to tell a story and he's had some wild experiences during his years as a cop. You won't want to miss this." - Leanna Ellis, Author Return to Lauric Press website
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