A World of Thieves: A Novel by James Carlos Blake

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By James Carlos Blake

In 1928 New Orleans, eighteen-year-old Sonny LaSalle is a most sensible prep scholar and champion novice boxer -- and he venerates his fraternal dual uncles, dollar and Russell, armed robbers who love their career. Sonny secretly believes that he, too, is a usual outlaw and persuades his uncles to take him on as a companion. but if a financial institution activity is going undesirable, Sonny is shipped to penal complex, the place he by accident kills a policeman who's the son of the main feared lawman in Louisiana, widely recognized as "John Bones." After 9 months within the notorious Angola detention center, Sonny makes a harrowing break out and manages to reunite with dollar and Russell. The carefree trio head out for the boomtowns of west Texas, the place the money flows as freely because the oil, unaware that vengeance follows shut in the back of, because the cool, calculating John Bones starts a constant crusade to seek down Sonny ... it doesn't matter what.

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Then again, the defendant did put a man in a coma, and there was some question as to whether the woman was his legal wife. So the judge gave him three years. Buck was taken to the state pen in Huntsville for processing, and a few days after that he was transferred to a road prison near Sugarland. O “I just came back to let you all know what happened and how things stand,” Russell said. What more could he do in Texas? The only thing to do now was hope Buck kept his nose clean and got an early parole.

Russell opened a hood panel on the prison truck and yanked out the coil wire and put it in his pocket. They got back in the car and Russell wheeled it around and Buck said all he saw out the back window as they made their getaway was a yellow cloud of road dust. He looked over at me and smiled—and I felt my grin get bigger. O The first time I did it was with Solise DuBois, in her family’s boathouse, only a few weeks before Buck’s escape from the Texas road gang. With such experience under my belt, so to speak, I naturally thought I knew everything there was to know about sex.

You dickless shitbird,” Russell said. “You brainless asshole,” Buck said. “I surely do enjoy being privy to these eloquent fraternal conversations,” I said. They turned on me. “You smartmouth jackleg,” Russell said. “You egghead pogue,” Buck said. The manager came over to ask frostily if everything was all right. “Couldn’t be better,” I told him. A few hours after going into the hospital she had a second stroke and it finished her. My wire got to Daddy while his tanker was loading oil in Texas City.

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