Thursday, March 3, 2016

"Rough Justice"

Brad Smith was born and raised in southern Ontario. He has worked as a farmer, signalman, insulator, truck driver, bartender, schoolteacher, maintenance mechanic, roofer, and carpenter. His novels include Shoot the Dog and other Virgil Cain mysteries, All Hat, which was made into a major feature film, and One-Eyed Jacks, which was shortlisted for the Dashiell Hammett Award.

Smith applied the Page 69 Test to his new novel, Rough Justice, and reported the following:
Page 69 is not, in my opinion, representative of what happens in this book. However, it does show a bit of the dark side. It’s a scene featuring Bud Stephens, a slippery city councilor who is trying to persuade his wife to service him sexually. The wife, whose moral fiber is roughly as deficient as that of her hubby, isn’t going for it. But she does suggest that she will oblige him if he takes her to Italy. Of such alliances are dreams made.
Learn more about the book and author at Brad Smith's website and Facebook page.

The Page 69 Test: Shoot the Dog.

My Book, The Movie: Shoot the Dog.

--Marshal Zeringue