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Years later, mad dog makes a living on penny-ante heists, and Troy—who has grown into one of the smartest hoods in L. A. Is about to finish a stint in San Quentin. Troy was born in beverly Hills but raised in the prisons of Southern California.
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He spent the next two decades in and out of jail, writing essays for various magazines and working on the novel, which was finally published in 1973. . Rooted in real-life experiences and hailed by quentin tarantino—who cast Bunker in his film Reservoir Dogs—as “the best first person crime novel I have ever read, ” No Beast So Fierce is a gritty and compelling read like no other.
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Stark: A NovelMinotaur Books #ad - Actor. Ernie stark is a hophead and a grifter out to make a big score. The problem is one more misstep will find him locked up for good. Violent, lightening paced and exotic, filed with the most wonderful cast of lowlifes you'll ever meet and dialogue that crackles, this is the lost novel for mystery lovers everywhere and the legion of fans of the legendary Edward Bunker.
The dope is cheap. Author. If he has to screw over everyone in town, he will. The squares here are ripe for the plucking--easy money for a man with a plan. Ex-con. The girls are beautiful. Edward bunker is one of the acknowledged masters of crime fiction. Legend. Oceanview, California. Written in the late 1960's and discovered after Bunker's death in 2005, Stark is his first and perhaps his most explosive novel ever.
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Released less than a year earlier from San Quentin, he’s trying to make a living the only way he knows how: theft. Sirens are closing in when an old black preacher stops to give him a lift. And he will die in the gas chamber at San Quentin—unless he can break out first. Roger’s incredible story anchors this collection of short fiction by Edward Bunker, who knew better than anyone what it means to be a criminal, inside and outside of prison.
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He lives for daddy Lamar. Surely he will die for him. Richard's survival hangs on a sketch: a crude drawing of a lion and a half-naked woman. For this Lamar has let Richard live. Armed to the teeth, lamar and his boys have cut a path of terror across the Southwest, and pushed one good cop into a crisis of honor and conscience.
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. They called him the “Teflon Don. But in his short reign as the head of the gambino crime family, conspiracy, extortion, John Gotti wracked up a lifetime of charges from gambling, and tax evasion to racketeering, and five convictions of murder. Surrounding himself with a rogues gallery of contract killers, fixers, and enforcers, he built one of the richest, most powerful crime empires in modern history.
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