BOOK REVIEW: GOOD DAY IN HELL
J. D. Rhoades' recipe for Good Day in Hell is take one mentally deranged man, Roy Randle, who aspired to be a movie star; add Laurel Marks, a bitter young woman who was sexually molested by her father and has now jumped bond; throw in Stan who is a young man used to being knocked around by his step-father; add a large supply of guns, a good supply of liquor and drugs and a killing spree that will terrorize the community, is served up for the reader.
Jack Keller is on the trail of Laurel and determined to bring her in. Marie Jones, Keller's girl friend is now a deputy in the Sheriff's office. It soon becomes apparent that there is a connection between Laurel and the recent killings under investigation by the Sheriff's office.
Jack is still fighting his mental problems that are a carry over from his war injury. Marie is still struggling to find her place in Jack's life and to better understand Jack's problems.
Angela, Jack's boss, is still around with her helper; Manuel Olivera. Angela and Manuel are Jack's friends and are searching for a way to help him find peace in his life.
The shooting spree that Roy, Laurel and Stan go on is one that won't easily be forgotten. Nor will this book easily be forgotten. A Good Day In Hell is a wonderful follow-up to The Devil's Right Hand but it is not necessary to read the first book in order to enjoy the second book.
REVIEWED BY PATRICIA REID
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