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by David Corbett

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ISBN:
0345447522
Author:
David Corbett
Category:
Action & Adventure
Language:
English
Publisher:
Ballantine Books; 1 edition (June 25, 2002)
Pages:
384 pages
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1904 kb
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1188 kb
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Rating:
4.9
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588


In The Devil’s Redhead, Corbett takes us into the underbelly of the drug trade, bringing to life .

In The Devil’s Redhead, Corbett takes us into the underbelly of the drug trade, bringing to life intense characters desperate to escape and make changes. David Corbett either knows some really bad dudes, or he's one heck of a pretender (based on his upcoming non-fiction book THE ART OF CHARACTER: CREATING MEMORABLE CHARACTERS FOR FICTION, FILM, AND TV), I'd lean more toward the latter, although I'm inclined to do so with extreme caution. None of the guys and gals in THE DEVIL'S REDHEAD are what I would call good guys, but I still rooted for Danny Abatangelo with every fiber of my being.

The Devil's Redhead book. David Corbett either knows some really bad dudes, or he’s one heck of a pretender (based on his upcoming non-fiction book THE ART OF CHARACTER: CREATING MEMORABLE CHARACTERS FOR FICTION, FILM, AND TV), I’d lean more toward the latter, although I’m inclined to do so with extreme caution. None of the guys and gals in THE DEVIL’S REDHEAD are what I would call good guys, but I still rooted for Danny Abatangelo with every fiber of my being.

The Devil’s Redhead by David Corbett mixes a little bit o. .Before becoming a novelist, David Corbett (b. 1953) spent fifteen years as an investigator for the San Francisco private detective agency Palladino & Sutherland, working on several high-profile cases. Corbett's most recent book, a collection of short stories titled Killing Yourself to Survive (2012), is offered exclusively through Mysterious Press and Open Road Media.

He blew into Las Vegas the first week of spring, primed to hit the tables, sniff the wildlife and, basically, cat around. Given his focus was pleasure, not business, he saw no need for an alias. His real names was safe enough - though, like many accidents of birth, it created problems all its own. He stood there waiting at the hotel desk as the girl working check-in struggled with pronunciation. Old Italian tongue twister," he offered finally. Try emphasizing the third syllable. The girl nodded, squinting as she tried again.

When we found this, Humberto, Pepe, know what they said? ‘Shel- what, like the oil company? A real gusher.

This book was purchased at the same time my wife learned her chemotherapy for ovarian cancer had failed. The bravest person I’ve ever known, she lived little more than a month after that, nearly all of which was spent at the Petersen Cancer Center at Stanford Medical Center. As for the book itself, first and foremost, thanks are due to Laurie Fox of Linda Chester and Associates, who saw promise in the manuscript, devoted to it an unflagging advocacy, and became a cherished friend. Thanks go out as well to Leona Nevler, Anita Diggs, Michelle Aielli, Maria Coolman, and everyone at Ballantine who has worked so arduously on the author’s behalf.

The Devil's Redhead: A Novel. The Devil's Redhead - David Corbett. An ex-con risks his freedom and his life to rekindle an old love affairThey call him Bad Dan, the Man Who Can. A talented photographer who makes his living smuggling premium Thai marijuana into the States, he meets Shel at a Las Vegas blackjack table, and falls instantly in love. 1 9 8 0. He blew into Las Vegas the first week of spring, primed to hit the tables, sniff the wildlife and, basically, cat around.

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In this masterfully written fiction debut, David Corbett combines a gripping crime story with a poignant tale of enduring love.Freelance photographer and wildcat smuggler Dan Abatangelo blows into Vegas to hit the tables and taste the night life. In his path waits Shel Beaudry, a knockout redhead with a smile that says, Gentlemen, start your engines. The attraction is instant–and soon the two are living the gypsy life on the West coast, where Dan captains a distribution ring for premium Thai marijuana, His credo "no guns, no gangsters, it's only money."But the trade is changing. Eager to get out, Dan plans one last run, judges poorly, and is betrayed by an underling and caught by the DEA. To secure light time for Shel and his crew, Dan takes the fall and pleads to ten years. Now, having served the full term, he emerges from prison a man with a hardened will but an unchanged heart. Though probation guidelines forbid any contact with Shel, a convicted felon, he sets his focus on one thing: finding her.Shel’s life has taken a different turn since her release from prison. She met Frank Maas, a recovering addict whose son died a merciless death. Driven by pity, Shel dedicates herself to nursing Frank back from grief and saving him from madness. But his weaknesses push him into the grip of a homegrown crime syndicate in command of the local methamphetamine trade. Mexicans are stealing the syndicate's territory, setting in motion a brutal chain of events that engulf Frank, Shel, and Dan in a race-fueled drug war from which none will escape unscathed.A brilliant crime novel of betrayal and retribution, passion and redemption, The Devil’s Redhead heralds the arrival of a powerful new voice in fiction.
  • Naa
In The Devil’s Redhead, Corbett takes us into the underbelly of the drug trade, bringing to life intense characters desperate to escape and make changes.

I mostly read crime novels written from the point of view of a law-enforcement professional (homicide detective, FBI agent, etc.) and so it was refreshing to read a novel where you’re with the ‘criminal’ who also happens to be an honourable and good guy just trying to make things right.

The novel centres on Danny Abatangelo, a man involved in the drug industry in the 1980s, when it was almost respectable. Not the average crim, he’s also a talented photographer and lives a life very much removed from how he actually makes his money — smuggling drugs. However, two years after meeting the love of his life, Lachelle (Shel) Beaudry, things go wrong and Danny winds up in jail.

After this short set up, we’re taken to the day Danny is released from jail with only one thing on his mind. No, not revenge…he just wants to get Shel back. But it’s not always a straight path to love, and Danny finds out that the world Shel’s involved in now is a whole lot more dangerous than the drug trade of the early eighties. He’s a man displaced from his world, a man trying to adjust to life on the outside. But everything’s changed.

Corbett’s writing style and characterisation jumps off the page…taking you right into the heart of his protagonists’ journeys. Danny, a man who wants to walk the straight and narrow path but will do anything for Shel. Shel, a woman who’s been dragged down by her lover, Frank. And Frank, a man whose tragic choices get a whole lot of people into trouble.

A sense of the characters’ desperation and the plot’s suspense drives this novel forward, from the first page to the last.
  • Giamah
David Corbett either knows some really bad dudes, or he's one heck of a pretender (based on his upcoming non-fiction book THE ART OF CHARACTER: CREATING MEMORABLE CHARACTERS FOR FICTION, FILM, AND TV), I'd lean more toward the latter, although I'm inclined to do so with extreme caution. None of the guys and gals in THE DEVIL'S REDHEAD are what I would call good guys, but I still rooted for Danny Abatangelo with every fiber of my being. Shel Beaudry provides as much strength as her male counterparts, and she's every bit as damaged. This novel was gritty enough that I felt like I was picking asphalt from between my incisors, yet I had to read on until the final resolution.

If you don't want your head to feel like it was used as a battering ram, you may want to skip this read. However, if you do, you'll do so at your own peril, because Mr. Corbett knows how to bring the goods and create memorable characters.

Robert Downs
Author of Falling Immortality: Casey Holden, Private Investigator
  • Helo
Here is a first novel that is truly worthy of accolades: beautifully written, with a painful depth of understanding; fully developed characters (even the most secondary) who live and breathe and do both smart and stupid things. It is, essentially, a story of love--about how two people come together, get separated, and then, almost mythically, fight their way back to each other.
The violence in this book is as appalling to the characters as it is to the reader--a definite first in terms of contemporary fiction that thrives on relentless gore. Underlying everything is the author's profound caring for the characters, and it is this very genuine authorial concern that lends such weight and veracity to the narrative. David Corbett is a writer, a person, who knows about love and about the rending fear of loss. And this book is dense with the depth of his knowledge. It is also, ultimately, a commentary on the madness of the drug trade and the near-impossibility of ever putting a stop to it. But love, the indefinable attachment of one heart to another, is unstoppable.
This is a raw, deeply felt work by an author with heart and wisdom.
My highest recommendation.
  • Cia
The title made me worry the book was going to be some kind of revisiting or semi-nostalgic attempt at hardboiled noir, but it's much better than that. Deeper, more subtle and intelligent.
  • JoJosho
David Corbett's "The Devil's Redhead" is a crime novel that transcends genre, that provides depth of character with sweep of action, that pulls you into very specific places and head-spaces, and that offers up real heart. I've just read this novel for the third time, and I expect to continue to reread this novel again and again over the years.

Corbett's "The Devil's Redhead" is an outstanding instance of what I call "the literature of consequence": adult characters dealing with where they've arrived in life. Wit and heart and local color. Low-life drug-dealing in the background. Foreground? Two characters in real love, separated by . . . a ten-year prison sentence, among other things.
  • Skiletus
Story began with much promise. However,it did not carry on the promise. Too much beating around the Bush resulted in the temptation to flip thru pages . Need to get to the point. Characters became confusing, poorly developed. I will be gracious and say read and judge for yourself if you are bored
  • net rider
Good response. Sold as advertised.
enjoyable book. well written. good plot. had me guessing throughout the book. would purchase othrt books from this author, enjoyed