Read Good Junk Online Free - Cliff St. James returns to a Post-Katrina New Orleans to take on another case in Ed Kovacs' Good Junk, this wonderful action-packed follow-up to Storm Damage
While wrestling with guilt over having accidentally killed a mixed martial arts opponent in a sparring session, private detective Cliff St. James returns to New Orleans and finds himself assisting the police in an investigation of the murder of a U.S. government "black projects" engineer. St. James quickly uncovers "The Buyers Club," a murky network of seedy arms dealers and foreign intelligence agents purchasing state-of-the-art weaponry and high technology, perhaps abetted by elements of the U.S. government. As members of the Buyers Club start turning up dead, St. James fights for his life and sanity as he struggles to solve the murders and undermine a treacherous espionage conspiracy.
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December 03, 2012
I thought, as a whole, this book definitely qualifies as a GOODREAD! I'll admit my expectations weren't high. The premise of the novel was interesting. But, having never read any of Kovacs material; I was not expecting to become attached to the story so easily. A few of the characters names I fou...
November 03, 2013
A good, fast, fun read with lots of twists. It got a rave review from Publisher's Weekly. But, yes, I am biased!
May 03, 2013
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina [usually just referred to as The Storm in New Orleans, Louisiana], Cliff St. James had become the most sought-after private investigator in the city. He has an extensive c.v.: Formerly with the police department, from which he had resigned, he has most recent...
February 19, 2017
A really fascinating novel, with a lot of genuine narrative elements that capture the chaos of crime and policing in New Orleans. I wish I had taken care to read Storm Damage before this one, the second novel in the series. But Kovacs does a great job in keeping the reader filled in on what prece...
February 21, 2013
I won book this in a goodreads giveaway.
Ok. First im wondering if I should have read the book Storm Damage first, because I had no idea this was not the first book in the series. I may have to go back, read that one and maybe it will change my opinion on this book.
While this book in noway was b...
April 25, 2013
Set in post Katrina New Orleans private detective Cliff St. James is a consultant with NOPD on a murder case that may or may not involve illegal arms dealing. The story is a road map of New Orleans as the action takes place all over the city, St. James use of spy gadgets would make 007 proud. St...
April 04, 2013
***Advance Reading Copy***
I won this book through Goodreads, first-reads giveaway. Thank you.
The story was interesting, exciting and kept me reading and turning pages in some places. There are other parts of the story that didn't really grab and hold my interest so much. I did like the subject of...
April 05, 2013
The follow-up to Storm Damage is good, not great. Cliff St. James returns, getting thrown into a an arms-dealing murder mess. Like before, there are many people in the shadows, all with their own motives and reasons for Cliff to be involved.
But where Storm Damage was fresh, Good Junk feels a lit...
January 03, 2013
Got this book as a Goodreads First Read. Hard boiled and noir, and set in post-Katrina New Orleans, this is about as gritty as it gets. We have murder, mayhem, espionage, DARPA level weaponry, gadgets out the kazoo...and, oh yes, a little romance sprinkled on the icing on the cake. Worth reading....
July 01, 2013
I liked the first in the series, a lot. The second has a slower beginning with a hard to believe super hero who spends time explaining all his gadgets instead of using them, but it picked up by the middle.