Jake and his pal Bud’s journey begins six months after he is released on parole and is occasioned when his girlfriend Donna dumps him and aborts their child.After an aborted suicide attempt where the Nerelco shaver cord he used to hang himself broken,on an impulse the source of the title;everything in Jake’s life happens “just like that “- he calls p Bud, who lives by the same credo,and the two take off with no particular destination in mind.They’re just going “south”-somewhere it’s warm.An hour before they leave,Jake on another impulse,holds up a convenience store to set some travelling money,ultimately,they end up in New Orleans and then Lake Charles,Louisiana and from there,back to Indiana.Along the way are many “watercooler”moments,such as when an inmate sinks a meat cleaver into another inmate’s blue -clad stomach,a physical encounter with two rednecks in Kentucky where Bud shoots one of the men,and the bullet bouncing harmlessly off the man’s thick skull,Jake’s ongoing romance with Donna,the funeral of Jake’s father which he attends with a whore,multiple burglaries,armed robberies,a brief affair with a black woman,and an adventure with a drunk santa clause.Near the end Jake takes another fall when he is caught burglarizing a bar back in Ft.Wayne,Indiana and gets shot in the leg and is returned to pendleton where he kills the inmate he’d had a nasty philosophy of life undergoes a sea change and he come up with this
TITLE: JUST LIKE THAT
AUTHOR: LES EDGERTON
Not every crime is committed with intent,but each has one thing in common:the guilty was asking for trouble.In making Ends meet,Richard can’t stand the idea of supporting his dead-beat in-laws anymore,so he decides to remove them from his life permanently.Matt is ready to reform his brawling ways,but the group he joins doesn’t turn out to be typical 12- step program,in the Taskmasters.Protecting the innocent features Nick,who fails to heed the warnings of his girlfriends possessive brother.And with a gun in the house,Leah refuses to move from her beloved home,leading to protective measures with disastrous result.These and six others send out the invitation for disaster one that’s gladly accepted.The ten taut tales are rife with good intentions gone bad and bad intentions gone worse.
TITLE:ASKING FOR TROUBLE
Epidemic investigator Dr. Zol Szabo and his team are called to a high school in the heart of Ontario’s tobacco country,where unexplained deaths from liver failure are creating panic.The team begins to suspect a link with contaminated,cut-price cigarettes manufactured on nearby Grand Basin India Resserve led by the Badger,the multimillionare kingpin of the illicit Native tobacco trade.First- res-ponders from the local fire department become the epidemic’s next victims,and when Zol confronts the Badger,he is rebuffed by the leaders lust for blood,money,and ancient artifacts.High level government authorities,cowed by the weight of Native influence,order Zol to shut down his investigation.As the Badgers contaminated tobacco spreads across the country,he stalks Zol’s family and executes witness after witness.Can Zol dig deep enough to find a creative solution before it’s two late?
TITLE : UP IN SMOKE
AUTHOR: ROSS PENNIE
A hitman must be anonymous,a moral……… and alone.Victor is the face in the crowd you don’t see,a perfect assassin with nothing to live for.But when an old friend turns to him for help,he finds he can’t refuse.For once his objective isn’t to kill,but to protect.Hunted through the streets of London by ruthless enemies,Victor needs more than just a bodyguard… but his every move leads danger closer to the very person he’s vowed to defend
TITLE:BETTER OFF DEAD
To be Kind is More Important than to be Right.Many times,what people need is Not a brilliant mind that speaks but a Special Heart that Listens.I have tried and tried my best to understand you but your selfish interests always comes first.Love is always full time,never part time,never sometimes and certainly not just on your time.Now,it’s either you be real with me or just leave me alone.
Denise Amber Lee was a twenty one year old happily married mother of two little boys and the daughter of the head of Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Marshal Fugitive Task Force in south Florida.She had her whole life ahead of her…….until an intruder broke into her Florida home.She was forced to leave her two children and within a few short hours,she was raped,savagely terrorised and murdered.Michael King,a 38-year-old out of -work plumber,was a ticking time bomb.Incredibly Denise managed to call 911 twice during her abduction.Eyewitnesses and her distraught husband also called,but a slow,inefficient system tragically failed her.King was sentenced to death….but for Denise and her loving family,it was too late.Why did the killer choose this victim?Sometimes you can’t do anything to change the outcome.
TITLE :A KILLERS TOUCH
AUTHOR :MICHAEL BENSO
In Ireland 1973:a very different world.But a tinny village in county Dublin was about to loose its innocence for ever.One a bright and sunny june afternoon,a seven-year-old boy was left in the care of his teenage neighbor.No one knew,or would even have dreamed of suspecting that the teenage was a satanist.The two went out to the fields to look for rabbits.The child was never seen alive again.For the first time in The Boy in the Attic,David Mahone reveals the exact events of that summer day:how the youngster was lured to his death,how the teenager came to dive so deeply into the occult and the night marish scene awaiting police when they entered the attic.But there is another disturbing question.how is it that this murder,which was easily one of the most shocking and horrific in living memory,was barely reported upon at all?
TITLE : THE BOY IN THE ATTIC
AUTHOR: DAVID MALONE
It’s not important to hold all the good card in life,but it’s important how well you play with the cards you hold.Have faith and have a successful life.One of the basic differences between God and humans is,God gives,gives and forgives.But the human get,gets and forgets.Be thankful in life…
If you think it is your alarm clock that woke you up this morning,try putting it beside a dead body and you will realised that it is the Grace of God that woke you up.
Life is not about finding the right person,but creating the right relationship.It’s not how we care in the beginning,but how much we care till the end.Some people always throw stones in your path.It depends on what you make of them:a wall or a bridge?-Remember you are the architect of your life.
Heavy rains remind us of challenges in life.Never ask for a lighter rain,just pray to God for a better umbrella.- That is the attitude.Often when we lose all hope and think this is the end,remember God and pray it is a bend not the end.
David Blake is back in Newcastle,running three cities;Life is sweet until his bent accountant is arrested for murder.The money is nailed on for a life sentence until he puts five million pounds out of Blakes reach.Now Blake faces an agonising choice;fix the acquitted of a child killer or run out the cash he needs to bankroll his empire.
Meanwhile,Serbian gangsters are taking over his territory and a crazed Russian Oligarch wants to use Blakes drug supply line for his own ends.Back at home,the police are closing in and his girlfriend is asking awkward questions.
TITLE : THE DEAD
AUTHOR: HOWARD LINSKEY