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“Jack Wakes Up rocks! It's a fast, smooth ride on a highway not found on any map.” -- Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"The storytelling has vitality and a spirit of rebellion, giving us hope for the future of all those bad girls with dirty faces and bad boys on bikes." -- Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review
"Readers who like their hard-boiled crime fiction violent and gritty will cheer Harwood’s debut… taut prose and fast pacing bode well for future entries in the series.” -- Publisher's Weekly
In the three years since Jack Palms went clean: no drugs, no drinking,no life, he's added fourteen pounds of muscle, read 83 books, andplayed it as straight as anyone can ask him. Now, when an old friendfrom L.A. calls, he hits the streets of San Francisco to help a groupof Czech drug buyers make one big score, a single drug deal that hehopes will set him up for life.
But when people start turning up dead, and an old nemesis on the policeforce calls, Jack finds himself with just 24 hours to track down San Francisco's biggest drug supplier or face charges that will put himbehind bars.
Only an Oscar-caliber performance will get him through this alive.
“Combining the lean prose and propulsive momentum of classic pulp with a brash style and action-movie bravado that feels utterly 21st century, Seth Harwood's exhilarating Jack Wakes Up reads like a long-lost Mickey Spillane tale as directed by Robert Rodriguez.” —Megan Abbott, Edgar Award-winning author of Queenpin
"A supercool cocktail of chicks, Czechs, cars and coke, JACK WAKES UP is an immaculately paced thrill-ride by a writer to watch." --Allan Guthrie, author of 'Savage Night'
“A cold, refreshing slap of glorious mayhem that doesn't allow you to blink until you turn the last page. With this rip-roaring debut, Seth Harwood arrives on the crime fiction scene with a bullet. Harwood might not take names while he kicks ass, but you'll sure remember his." --Jason Pinter, bestselling author of The Mark
"The kind of action-packed fun-filled over-the-top rat-a-tat-tat high-energy book that gets you going on page one and doesn't let go till the bitter end. Seth Harwood has an ear for dialogue, an eye for detail and an imagination that just won't quit.” --Jonathan Santlofer, bestselling author of The Death Artist
"Everyone has daydreams about a big score, a big hit, a mother lode that will put them on easy street. Most of us knowthat it's just that, a dream. But for Jack Palms, a former movie star and recovering drug addict with nothing left tolose a chance comes along that may actually be the real thing. A one time score with some euro-dealers could put Jackback on the right track, or at least a track that isn't dead ending.
Of course this being a work of fiction, a work of dark and noirish fiction at that we know it's too good to be true.Well, Jack ends up in the middle of a royal clusterf**k and the wrong decision could see him behind bars for good orjust plain dead... with Harwood at the wheel this is a ride you won't forget. Twists and turns torival a le mans track make this book an edge of your seat read. If this is Jack waking up I can't wait to see himafter his coffee!"--Jon Jordan, Crimespree Magazine
"First he assaulted your eardrums. Now Seth Harwood's going to bash youin the eyes with the print version of his hardboiled podcast hit, JACKWAKES UP. Britney and Paris are mere pikers compared to fucked-upformer celebrity Jack Palms, who goes sober only to find himselfneck-deep in a bigger drug mess then he ever imagined. This is anawesome debut." --Duane Swierczynski, author of SEVERANCE PACAKGE