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A "problem-solver" is trying to clean things up in a neighborhood awash in drugs, violence and crime in this crime thriller.In Alphabet Land, a rundown neighborhood in Clyde, SC, Luke Bump calls the shots. So when Bump, a sadistic career criminal, orders an indebted employee named Crispy to rob Rebel Pig BBQ, Crispy obeys, absconding with $66,000 in cash. But not before shA "problem-solver" is trying to clean things up in a neighborhood awash in drugs, violence and crime in this crime thriller.In Alphabet Land, a rundown neighborhood in Clyde, SC, Luke Bump calls the shots. So when Bump, a sadistic career criminal, orders an indebted employee named Crispy to rob Rebel Pig BBQ, Crispy obeys, absconding with $66,000 in cash. But not before shooting the owner, Robert Leviner.Enter the Rook, an ex-convict turned “problem-solver”, who plays chess and carries a .45 Chief’s Special to get justice… his way. The Rook’s mission: retrieve Leviner’s nest egg. And in the process, pry Alphabet Land loose from Luke Bump’s deadly grip....

Title : Alphabet Land
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ISBN : 9788293326809
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 208 Pages
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Alphabet Land Reviews

  • Col
    2019-03-16 14:52

    Synopsis/blurb…A "problem-solver" is trying to clean things up in a neighbourhood awash in drugs, violence and crime.In Alphabet Land, a rundown neighbourhood in Clyde, SC, Luke Bump calls the shots. So when Bump, a sadistic career criminal, orders an indebted employee named Crispy to rob Rebel Pig BBQ, Crispy obeys, absconding with $66,000 in cash. But not before shooting the owner, Robert Leviner.Enter the Rook, an ex-convict turned “problem-solver”, who plays chess and carries a .45 Chief’s Special to get justice… his way. The Rook’s mission: retrieve Leviner’s nest egg. And in the process, pry Alphabet Land loose from Luke Bump’s deadly grip.Advance Praise for ALPHABET LAND"Alphabet Land is as coarse and gritty as Carolina noir can get. Max Everhart has a new big fan."—JOHN VORHAUS, author of The California Roll"Everhart has skillfully put together a fresh, tight tale that juggles the story of multiple damaged goods characters that collide face-first on a chunk of dirt called Alphabet Land. Crime story goodness that’s gritty, pulpy, tragic, even funny at times and rips through pages like lightning."—MIKE McCRARY, author of Remo Went Rogue and Getting Ugly"Alphabet Land, decrepit neighborhood on the wrong side of the bridge in Clyde, South Carolina. A bridge separating “haves” from “have nots,” opulence from squalor, justice from injustice. Meet the Rook, product of Alphabet Land, casket-maker and “problem-solver” by trade. Call him vigilante, or Robin Hood—the Rook lives by his own code and his word is his bond. Max Everhart’s mystifying hero is determined to stop the lustful power mongers from both sides of the bridge before greed destroys all hope for the hood’s people. Hang onto your hat, because you’re in for one hell of a non-stop ride through the dark and violent streets of Alphabet Land!"—E. MICHAEL HELMS, author of the Mac McClellan Mystery series------------My take.....We start with a scared teenager, Crispy trying to pluck up the courage to commit robbery on the instructions of Luke Bump. Bump controls the poorer neighbourhood in Clyde and has ambitions to make it over to the smart side of town and become one of the movers and shakers, ingratiating himself with the mayor. The robbery serves a dual purpose; it adds pressure on the owner to sell up – the mayor wants his property - and it offers Bump an increase in his stake money and the opportunity to get into bed with our corrupt mayor sooner. Our robbery goes wrong with Crispy shooting the owner and holding out on Bump by keeping some of the proceeds for himself. The owner’s wife engages neighbourhood legend, the Rook – so called for his love of chess – to try and recover their money.An interesting character, the Rook. He has a chequered history which is slowly revealed to us. He’s served time for killing an abusive relative and back on the streets now, he tries to assist people with their problems, refusing to accept payment in cash only accepting recompense on a weird kind of barter system. Unlikely perhaps but I was happy to go with it. The Rook has his hands full. Recover the money, save the repentant Crispy from Bump’s vengeful nature, try and stop Luke Bump from totally destroying Alphabet Land, uncover the dark deeds that link the mayor to Bump, try to avoid getting killed by an angry cop who wants the compromising pictures of him and his boss’s daughter back and finish making the cherry-wood coffin for his dying foster mother.Great characters – good, bad and unsavoury. Great story – well told...... drugs, robbery, corruption, haves and have nots, dodgy politicians, an abusive crime lord, fractured families, and if not quite an avenging angel, definitely someone trying to restore a bit of equilibrium to the mix. I was invested in the story throughout and at 150-odd pages long it was a quick, pacey read. Definitely interested in further Rook stories in the future, should Everhart care to write any.4.5 from 5Max Everhart is another new-to-me author. He’s the author of the three book (so far) Eli Sharpe series and he has his website here. http://www.maxeverhart.com/Catch him on Twitter - @maxeverhart14https://twitter.com/maxeverhart14Eli Sharpe Mystery1. Go Go Gato (2014)2. Split to Splinters (2014)3. Ed, Not Eddie (2016)Pink Elephant (2015)Alphabet Land is published by 280 Steps in March. Their website is here.http://www.280steps.com/I got access to this one via the Edelweiss review site courtesy of the publisher. http://col2910.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01...

  • E.Michael Helms
    2019-03-08 18:29

    "Alphabet Land, decrepit neighborhood on the wrong side of the bridge in Clyde, South Carolina. A bridge separating “haves” from “have nots,” opulence from squalor, justice from injustice. Meet the Rook, product of Alphabet Land, casket-maker and “problem-solver” by trade. Call him vigilante, or Robin Hood—the Rook lives by his own code and his word is his bond. Max Everhart’s mystifying hero is determined to stop the lustful power mongers from both sides of the bridge before greed destroys all hope for the hood’s people. Hang onto your hat, because you’re in for one hell of a non-stop ride through the dark and violent streets of Alphabet Land!"

  • John
    2019-03-15 19:42

    I got to read an advance copy of this one. Here's my blurb:Alphabet Land is a crooked little concoction of hard luck, urban decay, and vigilante style justice. In this fast-paced urban noir, Everhart introduces the Rook, a chess playing, coffin-building, monosyllabic badass, who’s hellbent on pushing back the rising tide of corruption in his city no matter what it takes. Highly recommended!

  • M.J. Payne
    2019-02-25 19:59

    Max Everhart’s “Alphabet Land” is a fierce and ferociously entertaining dark noir with wicked, naughty details and precisely drawn characters. The reader hears the crunch of broken glass, needles and debris under the inhabitants’ feet and smells the stench of poverty while getting saturnine insight into the minds of some nasty selfish people in power who are very like the ones we deal with every day in life. “Alphabet Land” is a peek through the keyhole through which we see what is under the veneer of respectability that some people paint on like a fresh coat of pristine nail polish. I found the characterizations provocative and tantalizing in the insight which gives the reader a graphic view into desperation, greed, lust, sadism and the perversion that rules the mind of a psychopath. The wrestling between the haves and the have nots is a universal theme and the source of the twisting of human character on both sides of the tracks. The comfy greed of the rich in their safe haven allows the squalor and depravity of the disenfranchised souls in Alphabet Land to flourish. Light and darkness are a dance with the devil and a character named “The Rook” rises out of the foulness. He has a stringent moral code from which he never deviates. You will have to read the book to find out how this tango unravels. There are some exceptional descriptive passages, almost hallucinogenic, that open the door for the reader to wonder about what Everhart’s other and future works will bring to us. “Alphabet Land” is a tasty little monster. Highly recommended. Five stars.

  • Blogbaas Van 'tVliegend Eiland
    2019-03-10 16:39

    7/10

  • Max Everhart
    2019-02-22 18:48