Max Trueblood and the Jersey Desperado

  • by Teri White
  • Narrated by Reid Armbruster
  • 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An old hit man befriends a bumbling would-be gangster.
As a hit man, Max Trueblood never left the house without a gun. Now that he's retired, he doesn't always pack heat. This is a mistake. When he returns home one day from the grocery store, he finds his apartment broken into and two thugs waiting with a summons from their boss. Trueblood scares them off, but he knows it isn't over. He is officially unretired.
When mob boss Raphael Tadzio decides he wants Max dead, he taps up-and-coming hoodlum Jerry Donahue for the job. Despite his infinite self-confidence, Jerry has never killed before. He falters when it's time to pull the trigger, and he and Max become unlikely friends.
When the city's best hit man joins forces with its worst, organized crime will never be the same.


What the Critics Say

"[A] smartly written good-buddies adventure." (The Plain Dealer)
"An exciting and unusual story." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Brings to mind The Winter of Frankie Machine

If you liked Don Winslow's The Winter of Frankie Machine, you'll enjoy this book. Well written, well performed. The story line has to do with a retired mafia hit man who befriends the young wannabe sent to kill him. There is humor throughout along with adventure and pathos. I will look for other books by this author and this narrator.
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- Linda

Not recommended

Not sure which is more deadly to the plot, the predictability, the dumb moves by a "master" criminal, or the cliches.
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- Eugene Curry

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-26-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios