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Hunsicker s captivating thriller contains great action, strong characters, expert scene setting, and an insider s view of the history and complexities of Dallas itself a welcome and refreshing location Characters arecomplex than they first appear and the red herrings are numerous Well worth the time, as always from a Hunsicker novel. Author bio Harry Hunsicker was raised by wolves in the rain forests of central Dallas, near the headwaters of Turtle Creek um, well ok, whatever worksgotta question wolves perhaps Coydogs, eh Dallas World Aquarium and Rainforest LOL Politically correct protocol seems to hit upon Positives before Negatives not being particularly pc, I say get the Cons out of the way immediately, clear a path for the good stuff.The occasions of flashbacks and BAM in your face introductions of new Author bio Harry Hunsicker was raised by wolves in the rain forests of central Dallas, near the headwaters of Turtle Creek um, well ok, whatever worksgotta question wolves perhaps Coydogs, eh Dallas World Aquarium and Rainforest LOL Politically correct protocol seems to hit upon Positives before Negatives not being particularly pc, I say get the Cons out of the way immediately, clear a path for the good stuff.The occasions of flashbacks and BAM in your face introductions of new sub plots characters were at first a bit unnerving, causing me to flip back a page, repeatedly, did I miss something Nah, just author s style, apparently to keep readers on their literary toes, literally Throughout the entire storyline, there were sprinklings of descriptions and conversations that felt dull, dusty and draggy.However, the Pro part overall the main plot, with all its side diversions, was a darn fine, satisfying read at times, the flow of written words were sooo pleasurably immersive Superb cast of characters to Boo hiss or root for Enough fast paced action for armchair detectives to live vicariously through, while yelling SHOOT the scumbag As much as I enjoyed Shadow Boys, I have to say it had a littleplot that I like in a crime novel My ideal crime novel is around 200 pages long and has an inexorable drive to its conclusion Richard Stark, Derek Raymond, Georges Simenon the roman dur Simenon, not the Maigret Simenon are for me the masters Shadow Boys is 381 pages long, mitigated somewhat by the amount of dialog and chapter breaks And it has two time lines One begins in 1981 and continues to the present The other is As much as I enjoyed Shadow Boys, I have to say it had a littleplot that I like in a crime novel My ideal crime novel is around 200 pages long and has an inexorable drive to its conclusion Richard Stark, Derek Raymond, Georges Simenon the roman dur Simenon, not the Maigret Simenon are for me the masters Shadow Boys is 381 pages long, mitigated somewhat by the amount of dialog and chapter breaks And it has two time lines One begins in 1981 and continues to the present The other is a first person narration that takes place today And there are a lot of characters.All that aside, Hunsicker handles this material with real style The book is funny, the action varied and exciting, and he ties things up nicely in the end At first I thought there were too many coincidences in the narrative, but these are not Dickensian coincidences The story takes place in Dallas, which is not a small town But I can imagine that the world of law enforcement, law breaking, and city politics makes for its own sort of small town within the city The book covers thirty years, and this gives all the characters many chances to have crossed paths and to have set in motion the situation that fuels the plot.This may sound provincial, but I also got a kick out of reading a novel set in my hometown I assume readers in New York City, L.A., and London are inured to knowing the landscape characters traverse I think the last book I read that took place in Dallas was North Dallas Forty back in the 1970 s The TV program Dallas took place in its own alternate universe Hunsicker moves all over the city, naming streets, highways and landmarks When the drug kingpin, who s just been shot in the leg, crosses six lanes of traffic on Singleton Blvd., I know exactly the challenge he faces except for the bullet wound bit And to read that a rundown apartment complex on Audelia Road off Loop 635 is a whorehouse confirms a long held suspicion Hunsicker has written five Dallas based thrillers, and, yes, I am going to read them all After three hard boiled Lee Henry Oswald contemporary mystery novels in Still River, The Next Time You Die and Crosshairs, Harry Hunsicker introduces Jon Cantrell, a disgraced ex cop, in The Contractors which was an exciting and compelling thriller, delightfully lapped up by readers as Jon take the reader for one hell of a ride through the drug and crime ravaged dusty parts of West Texas and the backstreets of Dallas.In this sequel to The Contractors, the much admired author, Harry Hunsicker, pl After three hard boiled Lee Henry Oswald contemporary mystery novels in Still River, The Next Time You Die and Crosshairs, Harry Hunsicker introduces Jon Cantrell, a disgraced ex cop, in The Contractors which was an exciting and compelling thriller, delightfully lapped up by readers as Jon take the reader for one hell of a ride through the drug and crime ravaged dusty parts of West Texas and the backstreets of Dallas.In this sequel to The Contractors, the much admired author, Harry Hunsicker, plotted a sly and tight mystery thriller, full of action and suspense as the former DEA contractor Jon Cantrell must find a missing child while avoiding the carnage left on the backstreets of Dallas by a vigilante killer Jon Cantrell has to contend with Raul Delgado, a murderous vigilante and the mystery surrounding the disappearance of a boy All Jon Cantrell can do is to trust his instinct and find the missing boy before time runs out.The Shadow Boys by Harry Hunsicker is well paced and superbly written as only Hunsicker can with an exciting array of diverse characters populating the story It is a heart stopping thriller that takes the readers into a labyrinth of a deep rooted conspiracy, murders and uncertainty With a lot of unexpected twists and turns, this second book in the Jon Cantrell thriller series is a must read for all mystery thriller lovers ( Free Book ) ☨ Shadow Boys ♷ A gritty, whip smart thriller from acclaimed author Harry Hunsicker For once, things are going well for former DEA contractor Jon Cantrell He s got a real job as a fix it man for a law firm that specializes in handling government contracts But when his ex girlfriend Piper asks him to meet with a high ranking police official and Cantrell is forced to take an off the books assignment to find a missing boy, everything starts to unravelNot helping the situation is his client, Deputy Chief Raul Delgado, an up and coming politico carrying his own tragic burdens he doesn t like to dwell on Forty years earlier, a racist cop brutally killed Delgado s brother Now, in a weird twist of fate, Delgado works for the very department that altered his lifeAs Cantrell proceeds, he uncovers a puzzling link between Delgado, the missing boy, and a series of vigilante murders As the link becomes clearer, Cantrell struggles to stay alive and find the missing child After the shoot out in West Texas, featured in The Contractors, Jon Cantrell has been hired by an East Coast law firm to facilitate investigations in Dallas His on again off again girlfriend, Piper, is now a Dallas police officer Assistant Chief Raul Delgado also dates Piper and he asks Jon in look into the disappearance of a young African American boy, Tremont Washington Tremont was the son of a friend of Jon s, so he is happy to oblige The only problem is Jon gets caught up in a vigilante After the shoot out in West Texas, featured in The Contractors, Jon Cantrell has been hired by an East Coast law firm to facilitate investigations in Dallas His on again off again girlfriend, Piper, is now a Dallas police officer Assistant Chief Raul Delgado also dates Piper and he asks Jon in look into the disappearance of a young African American boy, Tremont Washington Tremont was the son of a friend of Jon s, so he is happy to oblige The only problem is Jon gets caught up in a vigilante killer, working to rid the streets of Dallas of low lifes Jon and Piper keep getting pulled together, even though both of them know it is not a good idea for them to be a couple Lots of action in this well written and enjoyable look at crime on the mean streets of Dallas TX This novel started out like it was going to be great Then, for whatever reason, the author decided to add subplots to the point it became just too busy Add to that flashbacks to establish a backstory for one of the characters and it became ridiculous Too many characters, too many loose ends and a very unsatisfying end game. Usually when I read a bad book I don t bother saying anything about it, but this is unusually bad It s bad even for a It s bad for a thriller It s bad for a free book kindle firsts It s bad for a book about race It s bad for a book about sex It s bad for a book about mental illness. What a rush Love the action and characters in this book As I ve said before, heroes with a bit of tarnish on them make such interesting people A must read for every action lover. Shadow BoysThis was an interesting read I enjoyed the book but found myself wanting the loose ends tied up a bitat the end All in all I would recommend it.