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Author:
Bob Truluck
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Language:
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Publisher:
Dennis McMillan Pubns; First Edition edition (August 1, 2003)
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220 pages
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ISBN 10: 0939767457 ISBN 13: 9780939767458. Publisher: Dennis McMillan Pubns, 2003.

Bob Truluck, suspected pop-noirist, resides in Orlando where he lives life to the fullest with his wife and ardent supporter, Leslie. Truluck has been nominated for some good stuff and has actually garnered a couple of nice looking awards.

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Truluck's second Sloan tale, Saw Red, roars out of the same Central Florida mire and milieu, wheels spitting out beautiful high-class prostitutes, Dixie Mob hitmen, mullet- and muddle-headed homeboy carjackers, really old Florida monied crackers, Italian gangsters fresh from the Jersey Shore, Elmer Gantry-style multimillionaire soul-packing con-artists, all mixed with a stunningly scrumptious and exotic high-dollar.

Bob Truluck (born July 28, 1949) is an American crime and noir novelist. In 1999, Truluck won the St. Martin's Press/Private Eye Writers of America Award for Best First Private Eye Novel. In 2001, he received the Shamus Award for Best First Private Investigator Novel. He has also been nominated for a Barry Award and 2 Anthony Awards. Winner: 1999 Private Eye Writers of America/St. Martin's Press - Best First Private Eye Novel Contest, for Street Level.

This letter that Mark got-did you see it?" "Not at the time. He showed it to me afterwards. As far as I remember, something like this: 'Mark, your loving brother is coming to see you to-morrow, all the way from Australia

This letter that Mark got-did you see it?" "Not at the time. Any address?" "No. A half-sheet of rather dirty paper. Where is it now?" "I don't know. As far as I remember, something like this: 'Mark, your loving brother is coming to see you to-morrow, all the way from Australia. I give you warning so that you will be able to conceal your surprise, but not I hope, your pleasure. Expect him at three, or thereabouts.

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Books Mystery Books. Saw Red. (Book in the Duncan Sloan Series). ISBN13: 9780939767458. Select Format: Hardcover. In short, Bob Truluck's writing is a breath of fresh air in these times of inoffensive plots, boring characters and even more boring and useless novelists.

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  • GAZANIK
Hugely entertaining. The plot twists and turns like a politician caught in a lie. Truluck's ear for Florida dialog is pitch perfect, whether trailer trash or Rich Folk. His PI, Sloan, is the answer to our prayers for the return of Philip Marlowe, but sassier. Get this book.
  • Burisi
This was an enjoyable book from front to back. Rather like the old trashy PI novels, it has all the ingredients necessary to make a "Who dunit". Remember the song that says you don't have a country song without trains, trucks, jail and mom? Well this book has everybody you could want in a campy PI novel. We have mobsters, the damsel in distress, the bad guys with high-tech toys, the good guy with a smart mouth, cops out of the picture, car chases, shoot-em-ups, showdowns, money, guns and lawyers. Not to mention a great "I got your back" partner for the PI who is in the middle of it all.

Duncan Sloan gets a visit from a high-dollar call girl he once had a one-night stand with. She is in trouble; someone stole her jaguar and her palm pilot with a list of very exclusive clients. Now someone is not only shaking down the johns but bumping off them off as well. Its up to our hero to figure out who is doing what to whom and why.

Along the way he meets Sarah Lee, "my parents were immigrants and didn't know about the cupcakes" So from then on she is cupcake with a browning auto, a Ruger and lots of other toys to play with.

This was one fun read. There is a lot of street slang, and I found I actually understood it. Not sure what that says about me. The King's English is sorely lacking here, but it's all in good humor. The setting is great, Orlando, or Ratville as Sloan calls home. Plenty of dialogue, good old gumshoe detecting, as well as code words and innuendoes all over the pages. If you want a jolly good time for a couple of hours reading this is it.
  • Mave
When high-priced hooker Terry Sebring lands on Duncan Sloan's doorstep, the Florida PI knows she has trouble. "Seems nobody knocks on my door unless they've got trouble. It's that kind of door." Someone is trying to make Terry's life miserable, and the list of suspects is as long as Paul Bunyan's arm. The two local yahoos who stole her Jaguar, the clients in her appointment calendar who would prefer to remain anonymous, the pair of cowboys in the Lincoln tailing Terry, the rich and infamous Sebring clan. "All of a sudden," Sloan muses, "this thing had more fuzzy characters than a first novel." But SAW RED, the delicious follow-up to Truluck's Shamus Award winning debut novel STREET LEVEL, is filled with characters who, as in Sloan's earlier outing, might be accused of being undesirable and unsympathetic, but never of being 'fuzzy'. Bob Truluck's cast of players are always drawn with razor-sharp accuracy. And so begins another smart, funny and tough hard-boiled detective novel from one of the smartest, funniest and toughest practitioners of the genre. SAW RED hits the ground running and races without slowing down until reaching the bang-up finish line. Duncan, Duncan, bo-buncan...second verse, as good as the first.
  • Alexandra
Truluck's writing throws you in the way back machine. This is a private dick novel from the bygone days; the writing is short, sharp and to the point. There's no filler here, no BS, no worries about appearing PC, no pandering to any demographic. In short, Bob Truluck's writing is a breath of fresh air in these times of inoffensive plots, boring characters and even more boring and useless novelists.
The first few pages let you know more of what you are in for as you are introduced to the two main characters; one is a hard luck private dick, the other is a high priced call girl...a good old-fashioned private dick novel. And the plot? Find her stolen Jag and palm pilot containing her client list, find the guys that heisted it, find who they sold her palm pilot to and make the problem go away. Simple? Not even close...
As you delve deeper into the book, you get to meet chop shop bad [boys], gun toting crazies, drug addled morons, incest, Dixie Mob killers, Italian gangsters, high dollar rent a cops, lawyers, evangelists, rich southern crackers, con men plus more than a fair share of shooting and killing. It's a fine mix for a PI novel.
If you read any of the reviews of Truluck's last title "Street Level" written by the casual reader/reviewer you'll find that the big complaint with that book was the language. The reviews focused on the throwing around of four letter words and wrote the book off as crude, shock value, no talent. The same book also won the St. Martins PressPrivate Eye Writers of America First Prize for Best Private Eye Novel as well as the 2000 Shamus Award for Best First Novel from the Private Eye Writers of America. In the end St. Martins decided to pander to the casual reader and told Truluck they wanted to "edit" the book. At that point he walked and sold the title to Dennis McMillan. McMillan has released the book as it was intended to be released as a true private eye novel; no pandering to the Oprah book club crowd who want their PI's clean, shaven, sober, free of scars and emotional damage, in a word, boring.
The appeal of Saw Red is that the private eye, Duncan Sloan, seems like a throwback to the old school private dick in his work style, speech, manners and thought patterns. However he is given enough modern accoutrements that he is not a simple caricature or a rip off. It is refreshing to read a book like this that harkens back to the days of yore. You can throw this book next to your Lehane or Pelecanos titles just as easy as you can put it up there with Willeford or Chandler.
Try reading Truluck's prose without a smile on your face...you won't last a second. Truluck is a fine new (second novel) face on the scene and will hopefully be around for a long while regardless of who his publisher is. Saw Red is easy to get sucked into, so give yourself some time and plan on getting through it in one sitting, this is a book that you will not want to put down once you dive in.
While you are at it say thank you to Dennis McMillan and the other folks like him that release these books independently and as they are intended to be read.