A Review of Dead Money Run (Lou Malloy Crime Series Book 1) by J. Frank James

Dead Money Run

by J. Frank James

Dead Money Run is an odd book. It is written from the point of view of a convicted robber, Lou Malloy. He gets out of jail and wants his stashed money. He also wants to find out who tortured and then killed his sister. He doesn’t mind performing some torture of his own trying to get the information that he needs. Lou Malloy says that he only kills the people who deserve it, but that stack of bodies gets pretty large.

Dead Money Run feels like a comic book. The characters are what you would expect to find in one of those unrated crime comics. None of them feel real, they are one-dimensional. The story is the same. It’s fun and exciting, but not very realistic. So does that make Dead Money Run a bad book? No, not at all. Just be aware of the fact that this is a bit over-the top, and that you won’t disappointed. Everyone needs a little flat-out escapism once in a while.

I give Dead Money Run 3 Stars out of 5. It’s not bad, but it isn’t great either. If you see it on Amazon for cheap, grab it for a few hours of fun.

I received an eBook from the publisher.

Book Description

Dead Money RunLou Malloy has just maxed out on a fifteen year prison sentence for the theft of $15 million and just before leaving prison he learns that his sister is brutally killed. As he is leaving prison, he’s told to keep his nose clean or he would soon be back. As far as Malloy is concerned all bets were off until he finds his sister’s killer. In the meantime, he has to fight off predators trying to get their hands on the money he stole and keep from being sent back to prison trying to protect those dear to him. He catches a break when he meets up with Hilary Kelly, a private investigator with an agenda of her own. She has been hired by the insurance company that paid on the theft claim of the money stolen from the casino by Malloy.

In the course of events, Malloy and Kelly become more than just friends and Kelly decides to throw in with Malloy. Together they work to uncover exactly what happened to Malloy’s sister and why. Their search involves a vicious gang led by a vengeful old man and his crazy son who has his own problems keeping his hands off other women. To make matters worse, Malloy and Kelly’s search is complicated by the fact that Malloy’s sister was really a special agent with the Department of Homeland Security and she was working undercover when she was killed trying to locate the whereabouts of special plates to produce counterfeit currency and that if the plates end up in the wrong hands, whole banking systems of major foreign countries could collapse overnight.

As Malloy and Kelly race to find the killer of Malloy’s sister, they enlist the help of Crusher, a pro wrestler who served in the cell next to Malloy at the Atlanta Penitentiary. The decision is made for Malloy and Company to hit the same casino again that Malloy robbed fifteen years ago by a special ops unit of the Department of Homeland Security. The plan is complicated by the fact that the ops unit is a phony setup led by a former agent turned rogue who is backed by another vicious gang with international contacts intent on getting their hands on the missing money plates. Malloy decides to go through with the heist of the casino a second time, but on a different schedule than planned. If they don’t make it they have no way to return to the real world. They are in a make or break it race. Read as they race to the finish line and learn if this where the run ends or the run begins….

Book Details

File Size: 703 KB
Print Length: 302 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: J. Frank James LLC; 1 edition (August 12, 2013)
Publication Date: August 12, 2013
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
ASIN: B00EJ7108G
Text-to-Speech: Enabled
X-Ray:
Not Enabled
Word Wise: Enabled
Lending: Enabled

About the Author

Jim began his career in writing by first securing a BS degree in Journalism and a BS degree in Advertising from the University of Florida College of Journalism. While in school, he worked for the Gainesville Sun as a reporter, photographer and plate maker and several of his news stories were picked up by the Associated Press. From there Jim attended law school, obtained a Doctorate of Law. While in Law School he was a member of the law review and published an article as a member there.

As a self-taught artist and rug designer concentrating on endangered species, Jim has displayed his art in several galleries, such as in Booth Bay Gallery, Booth Bay, Maine; The Goodyear Cottage On Jekyll Island, GA (where he had a one man show); Blue Frog Gallery, Atlanta, GA; Glynn Art Ass’n, St. Simon’s Island, GA and now McIntosh Art Ass’n, Darien, GA. Working in acrylics, his work is bold, fun and inspiring. His prints are limited editions on both paper and stretched canvas.

To date, Jim has published four novels under the pen name J. Frank James in honor of his Father who was killed in World War Two. Jim lives in Atlanta with his lovely wife, Lorraine, and their seventy-five pound boxer named Jake.

His books are centered around two protagonists named Lou Malloy and Hilary Kelly as special agents of the Department of Homeland Security, they seem to attract trouble on a regular basis. Jim hopes you enjoy following them from one hot spot to another.

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