Zelmont Raines has slid a long way since first gaining his ability to jookto out maneuver his opponents on the fieldwhich made him a Super Bowlwinning wide receiver and earned him lucrative endorsement deals, not to mention more than his share of female attention. Because he hasn't always been good at saying no, however, a series of missteps involving drugs, a paternity suit or two, legal entanglements, shaky investments, and chronic injuries have virtually sidelined his career. Now that Los Angeles has a new pro franchise, the Barons, Zelmont has one last chance at the big time he dearly misses. Just as it seems he might be getting back in the flow, he’s enraptured by Wilma Wells, the leggy and brainy lawyer for the team who has a ruthless game plan all her ownand this time it’s Zelmont who might get jooked.
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美国亚马逊： 6 条评论
I wonder what Hollywood would do to the ending of this novel?2011年3月24日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
The story centers around an 'over the hill' NFL star who traded hard work for any kind of good luck. There is a ton of action, lots of ladies and plenty of intrigue. As with any good crime story there was some serious 'jooking' going on; but, it wasn't getting done by who you might think. This bare-knuckled short novel came up as an Amazon recommendation for me because I enjoy Hard-Boiled Detective stories. To name a few recent reads that I consider to be in this same general genre (all of which are part of excellent series): HardCase, Altered Carbon, The Electric Church... but, despite the familar surroundings that Phillips uses, I have never read a story quite like this one. It kept me hooked to the last page and speaking of the last page - Did anyone else see that going down a little differently?
Terrifiic2012年8月17日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
Love books about anti-heroes and, Jook's hero is a real piece of work. It's a quick entertaining read. I'm from Los Angeles and the book really gives you that LA Vibe. I love Gary's writing style.
Non stop! I loved the Jook2002年11月10日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
Realisitic characters that you love to hate and hate to love, Gary Phillips brings them to life with a descriptive style that few could match. The non stop twists and turns in this book kept me turning pages and the descriptions were so vivid I could almost smell the garbage truck! Best of all, I wasn't cheated at the end, Mr. Phillips kept it real.