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Publisher's Summary

Hoke Moseley has had enough. Tired of struggling against alimony payments, two teenage daughters, a very pregnant and very single partner, and a low-paying job as a Miami homicide detective, Hoke moves to Singer Island and vows never to set foot on the mainland again. But on the street, career criminal Troy Louden is hatching plans of his own with a gang that includes a disfigured hooker, a talentless artist, and a clueless retiree. But when Louden's simple robbery results in ruthless and indiscriminate bloodshed, Hoke quickly remembers why he is a cop and hurls himself back into the world he meant to leave behind forever.
A masterly tale of midlife crisis and murder, Sideswipe is a page-turning thriller packed with laughs, loaded with suspense, and featuring one of the most truly original detectives of all time.
©2009 Charles Willeford (P)2014 Blackstone Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By Dave on 11-08-14

Loved It!!

I only recently discovered Charles Willeford and sadly there is only one book left as the author died soon after writing it. Yes these books are from the eighties but so what? The stories are rich and remind me so much of early Joseph Wambaugh. The narrator does a good job.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Mike on 07-30-14

Modern Detective should not be 20 years old

What disappointed you about Sideswipe?

It takes place in the 1980's, and it really is not a crime novel, there is crime but it is not a detective story. The main character is a Miami cop but most of the story is about his mental break down.

Has Sideswipe turned you off from other books in this genre?

I am going to need to start checking the copyright date from now on. If the summary indicated that it was written in the 80's and recorded in 2014, I might not have purchased it.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Some voices were good and some were all the same, this covers both likes and dislikes.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Sideswipe?

The beginning, where the main character, pisses all over himself and then the parts where he tries to get rid of his kids.

Any additional comments?

Shame on Audible for buying a story written in the 80's and recording it in 2014 and putting it in the modern detective category.

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0 of 8 people found this review helpful

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