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It s Only Death Six years ago James blew town after killing his cop father in a bank job gone bad When his sister informs him that their mother s health is fading fast he returns home wanting to make peace with her

  • Title: It's Only Death
  • Author: LeeThompson
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 281
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Six years ago James blew town after killing his cop father in a bank job gone bad When his sister informs him that their mother s health is fading fast, he returns home, wanting to make peace with her before she passes But James quickly finds there is little peace left for him at his childhood home His father s old partner has been biding his time, waiting for a chanceSix years ago James blew town after killing his cop father in a bank job gone bad When his sister informs him that their mother s health is fading fast, he returns home, wanting to make peace with her before she passes But James quickly finds there is little peace left for him at his childhood home His father s old partner has been biding his time, waiting for a chance at retribution, and finally discovers James is back But he s only one of the many shady characters James must face if he is to survive the next few days Not only must James survive his return, he must also face the devastation he left behind, the shattered pieces of what remained of his life before he was forced to run Now his days on the run are over Upon the edge of reckoning, James s past comes full circle to the final showdown with his personal demons and the devils that are closing in It s Only Death is an explosive, gritty tale of urban crime and one man s descent into the nightmares in the darkest recesses of our society.

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    1. Shelby *trains flying monkeys* on said:

      Some people are just born victims, other people love to play the role to get what they can out of those who weep for the needy and the helpless. Others are victims of their own carnal and selfish nature, but I'm not any of them. I could hear the radio playing something hip-hop, Eminem maybe. My blood was drying quickly, matting my hair in a clump against my scalp. I whispered into the darkness, "Hell, I probably had this coming."James is one of those people that just seem to find trouble. He com [...]

    2. Dan Schwent on said:

      When he was a teenager, Elmore James Jackson killed his father, a cop, in an attempted bank robbery and has been on the lam ever since. When his sister contacts him, saying their mother is dying of pancreatic cancer, James heads home to find a number of people want him deadI got this from the fine folks at DarkFuse via Netgalley.This is one of those books that's hard to quantify. Is it a noir tale at redemption? Is it about family and loss? Does it emphasize that we all make our own choice and l [...]

    3. Paul Nelson on said:

      Gotta say I'm quite enjoying Lee Thompson's digression into crime fiction, the general scope of feeling is still dark and gritty, the characters broken, surviving but only just. It's Only Death is told through the eyes of Elmore James Jackson Jr who comes back home after 10 years of self-enforced exile when his Mother is at deaths door. James sister Harley reaches out and he risks plenty to pay a last visit but it was never going to be that easy, not with the anguish and regret that follows him [...]

    4. Andrew Smith on said:

      I lost count of how many bodies were left in the wake of our sociopath 'hero'. It's all action, with no time to pause for breath, as James Jackson returns to his home town to see his dying mother. Years ago he skipped town after a robbery went bad and he shot and killed the attending cop - his father!His father's ex-partner, who escaped injury at the scene of the robbery, is out to exact revenge. Jackson's sister is a disturbed and abstruse figure. Jackson makes enemies and wreaks havoc wherever [...]

    5. Richard on said:

      "They clubbed me and tossed me into the trunk of a new pink Cadillac shortly after midnight. I knew the car and couldn't figure out at first why it had to be her car. But the last three days, since I blew back into Miami, had been building up to this. I'd had old enemies who were just waiting for my mother to die so they could kill me, and I had made new enemies while trying to forge a bond with my sister that I had irrevocably broken when I killed our father ten years ago."I know that it's pref [...]

    6. Kate on said:

      Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.James is guilty of killing his father, a cop, during a bank job that went horribly wrong. After a 6 year absence he returns to his home town to visit his dying mother and to try and reconnect with his younger sister. He gets more than he bargained for as there are plenty of people he's ticked off, his dad's partner for one and his sister's boyfriend and his bikey thugs.Sick of being on the run, James tr [...]

    7. Jon Recluse on said:

      You can't go home again.No crime goes unpunished.Every act has consequences.which have one Hell of a half life.Redemption is just a word.Revenge is a living thing that must be fed.And it doesn't care who gets eaten.Lee's latest foray into neo-noir is a bloody, brutal journey, a homecoming of the Jonah son, bringing with him a storm formed of the razor shards created in his pastd by his own hand when he shattered everything he knew in one moment of unthinking violence.Expected publication: Januar [...]

    8. Chris on said:

      I received an ARC e-book copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. I also was a pre-reader and read an earlier draft of the novel prior to publication.It’s Only Death is noir of the darkest sort. Disfunctional doesn’t even begin to describe the family in this story. Broken. Devastated. Those are more accurate adjectives. Everyone in this story is broken in some way. Dylan says every man needs redemption and that all men will fall---surely we all fall, but can all men be redeemed; [...]

    9. Bill on said:

      I am a big fan of Lee Thompson and have enjoyed everything that I have read from him so far. It’s Only Death is a crime/thriller that follows James on a trip back home to see his dying mother. Now he has to return to a town that he left years prior to face the family and acquaintances he destroyed on the way out. It is not going to be a happy homecoming. It will be a homecoming made of revenge and death. *As a member of the DarkFuse / NetGalley Readers Group, I received an advanced copy of thi [...]

    10. Frank Errington on said:

      Review copyLee Thompson writes Dark Fantasy and Noir fiction under his own name, Coming-of-Age Suspense as Thomas Morgan, and Supernatural Thrillers as Julian Vaughn. If I had to categorize It's Only Death, I'd call it Hard-core Crime Drama. Horror without the monsters.It's the fourth of July, and the opening line is a killer. "They clubbed me and tossed me into the trunk of a new pink Cadillac shortly after midnight."From there, the author brings us back a couple of days to see exactly how Elmo [...]

    11. Matthew on said:

      Lee Thompson has a way with words that flows so smoothly as you read one of his books. His latest book, It's Only Death, carries on in that tradition. The story starts out with James, the narrator and a character in the story, being clubbed on the head and thrown into the trunk of a car. After he talks about his surroundings in the trunk, the book backs up a few days and James tells the events leading up to that. For the most part, I enjoyed being in James' head as the story unfolded. The dial [...]

    12. Mike on said:

      This was the sixth book by Lee I have read and have to say that this is my favorite one so far. You might call it a crime/mystery/thriller. When I was reading this, it sort of reminded me of type of stories and the characters that made me a big fan of Tom Picc's work. That hardcore gritty main character that stood out and a great story line. Not that I'm comparing works. Just like someone reading a horror novel and saying it was Laymon like. That style and feeling you get when reading a story. A [...]

    13. Kaisersoze on said:

      As much as I enjoy crime based films, I've never enjoyed crime fiction as much. So picking up It's Only Death was a departure from the norm for me. But a great many people raved about Lee Thompson's previous work, A Beautiful Madness, so this one jumped out at me from the Netgalley page. And while it's safe to say, It's Only Death hasn't changed my view of crime fiction all on its own, I did find it to be an interesting snapshot of one criminal's return to his home town to face his personal demo [...]

    14. Nev Murray on said:

      I received an advance copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Also this book is published by DarkFuse and you generally cannot go wrong with anything they put out to the masses.This is my first outing into the world of Lee Thompson. I’d heard great things so was eager to read this.James Jackson has returned to his home town after getting word from his sister that their mother is dying and he needs to come see her before she goes. This wouldn’t be easy for someone t [...]

    15. Andi on said:

      3.5 stars.It's Only Death is the second novel I've read by Lee Thompson and the better of the two, in my opinion. Elmore "James" Jackson shot and killed his father (who tried to stop him) during a bank robbery 10 years ago. Amazingly, he was able to simply leave town to avoid prosecution and has been living in the Florida Keys. At least until he gets an e-mail from his sister, requesting that he come home to see their dying mother. Not the wisest choice, but this seems to be a common theme with [...]

    16. Gef on said:

      I already knew Lee Thompson could write horror and dark fantasy, so when this noir novella came out at the start of the year I had a fair hunch that he'd rock that genre too.James returns home at the behest of his estranged sister, because their mother is dying. Cancer. He hasn't seen either of them since he fled town years ago following a botched bank robbery during which he shot and killed a cop. His own father. To say James has enemies back home would be an understatement.With a story like th [...]

    17. Kim (Wistfulskimmies Book Reviews) on said:

      This is the story of Elmore, also known as James. When he was younger, he held up a bank and shot and killed his policeman father. He has been on the run for ten years when he gets an email from his sister saying his mother is dying from cancer. Despite the bad feeling towards him, he knows he needs to see his mum before she dies, and decides return to see her one last time. On arriving in town, he realises that he has MANY enemies, not least of which is his dad's ex-partner and best friend, Don [...]

    18. Steven on said:

      Totally kick-ass crime-noir that I couldn't put down until I finished it.

    19. Mommacat on said:

      Lee Thompson has done it again. Words flow freely from his brain through his fingers to his keyboard with ease. Apparantly he uses stream of consciousness writing technique and who can argue with that? People buy his stuff, they must like it. I think of it as mindless, but that's just me.In IT'S ONLY DEATH, Thompson lets his fingers doing the thinking and forgoes research or even logic, as has in previous books once again. In DEATH we have a character driving a "brand new Cadillac" that has a qu [...]

    20. cisco pike on said:

      A great noir taleThe central is absolutely amoral. The violence piles up. I realised halfway through that I sort of understood this sad monster. It was a story that was not going to end pretty and all the questions would never find an answer. This is a dark tale that will leave a lasting impression.

    21. Karl on said:

      This is copy 28 of 100 signed numbered copies signed by Lee Thompson.

    22. Majanka on said:

      Book Review originally published here: iheartreading/reviews/In It’s Only Death, James killed his father during a bank robbery, and fled town after. His sister informed him of their mother’s failing health, and now he has returned home, trying to make peace with her before she passes away. However, home is anything unlike the childhood home he remembers. Some people are out to take revenge on James, like his dad’s old partner. Others, like his mom and sister, are broken, having no idea how [...]

    23. Scott on said:

      It's Only Death is another excellent helping of dark crime fiction that Lee Thompson is so adept at writing. This fast paced short novel is full of seething hatred, resentment, regret, and bloody revenge.The strength of the story is in the characters. James, the first person narrator, should be unlikable. While killing his father seems like it may have been an accident there are strong hints that it was intentional and he doesn't feel guilt about the act itself. Other elements suggest that he ma [...]

    24. Donald on said:

      Lee Thompson's first foray into the more traditional crime thriller genre wast that good honestly. This book is a big step in the right direction, but Thompson continues to struggle in some areas, and there's a tendency for the elements that make his horror stories so effective to get in the way when he's not writing horror.The plot is straightforward enough. Elmore "James" Jackson's mother is dying, and he has returned to the hometown he fled several years ago, after killing his police office f [...]

    25. Robert Mingee on said:

      Wow, this is not a happy book. There are no happy characters, and very few are even remotely likable. It's the story of a man who killed his cop father while robbing a bank, and then ran away in hiding for 10+ years. The story starts when he returns, and things have definitely changed.The characters were well-written, because while I didn't like most of them and wouldn't make the choices they were making, I could feel how trapped they felt, and how hopeless their situation was. The story definit [...]

    26. Oskar on said:

      Death inside life.The last novel by Lee Thompson is a intense,insightful and bloody journey.It tells what happened when the main character returned to his place of origin.He ran away because of a tragedy and his returning won't be sweet,no.He'll confront what he left behind.ons,situations,feelings and emotions and release himself of the cage he was inside since he left behind his village and beloved persons.Another good and interesting novel by Thompson narrated with his very personal voice.

    27. Bob Meracle on said:

      Excellent on the edge of your seat crime thriller. Highly recommended!

    28. Josef Hernandez on said:

      Another dark crime masterpieceFor a full review, please go to examiner/review/it-s-o and follow me on Twitter @josenher

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