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Author: Jim Thompson Narrator: David W. Collins Publisher: Hachette Book Group Audio Length: Release Date: May 2012 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781611137378

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Jake Winroy had no looks, no education, and little else before he'd worked his way to the top of a million-dollar-a-month horse-betting ring. But when the state's latched onto his game, the feds take a bite and the lawyer fees eat away at the rest, all Jake's got left is the bottle and a beautiful wife whose every word is ugly.

Jake's to be the top witness in a major case against organized crime--if he hasn't already kicked the bucket before the trial has its day in court. But an enigmatic mafioso known only as The Man has a plan to make dead certain Jake never gets the chance to testify.

The Man's hired Charlie "Little" Bigger, a hit man barely five feet tall, to infiltrate the Winroy residence as a tenant and murder Winroy in cold blood. To Little, it seems like the easiest job on Earth. Until he lays eyes on the beautiful and dangerous Fay and the Winroy's young housemaid Ruth, a woman as sensual as she is vulnerable. SAVAGE NIGHT is Jim Thompson at his most unpredictable and deeply suspenseful, in a claustrophobic thriller of one man's fractured mind.

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Quotes

  • If Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett and Cornell Woolrich would have joined together in some ungodly union and produced a literary offspring, Jim Thompson would be it...His work...casts a dazzling light on the human condition.

    - Washington Post
  • Like Clint Eastwood's pictures it's the stuff for rednecks, truckers, failures, psychopaths and professors ... one of the finest American writers and the most frightening, [Thompson] is on best terms with the devil. Read Jim Thompson and take a tour of hell.

    - The New Republic
  • The master of the American groin-kick novel.

    - Vanity Fair
  • The most hard-boiled of all the American writers of crime fiction.

    - Chicago Tribune
  • The best suspense writer going, bar none.

    - The New York Times
  • My favorite crime novelist-often imitated but never duplicated.

    - Stephen King

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About the Author

Jim Thompson (1906–1977) was born in Anadarko, Oklahoma. He began writing fiction at a very young age, selling his first story to True Detective when he was only fourteen. He eventually wrote twenty-nine novels, all but three of which were published as paperback originals, and two screenplays, for the Stanley Kubrick films The Killing and Paths of Glory. An outstanding crime writer, he created a world of fiction rife with violence and corruption. In examining the underbelly of human experience and American society in particular, he was both philosophical and experimental. Several of his novels have been filmed by American and French directors, resulting in classic noir such as The Killer inside Me, After Dark My Sweet, and The Grifters.

About the Narrator

David W. Collins, audiobook narrator, began building his acting and voice-over career in San Francisco, performing in numerous radio spots, video games, national television commercials, and phone systems. Besides being an actor, he is also an award-winning sound designer, voice director, and composer in the video-game industry, having received accolades for his work with the Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Thrillville, and Monkey Island franchises.