• Title: The Evil That Men Do
  • Author: Dave White
  • ISBN: 9780307382795
  • Page: 112
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Evil That Men Do Even generations later you can t escape the evil that men do Stripped of his private investigator s license and slumming it as a night security guard at a Jersey storage facility Jackson Donne think
    Even generations later, you can t escape the evil that men do.Stripped of his private investigator s license and slumming it as a night security guard at a Jersey storage facility, Jackson Donne thinks he s finally hit rock bottom Then the bottom really falls out The sister he hasn t seen in years shows up, needing help.Turns out Donne s Alzheimer s stricken mother has bEven generations later, you can t escape the evil that men do.Stripped of his private investigator s license and slumming it as a night security guard at a Jersey storage facility, Jackson Donne thinks he s finally hit rock bottom Then the bottom really falls out The sister he hasn t seen in years shows up, needing help.Turns out Donne s Alzheimer s stricken mother has begun hinting at long buried family secrets from her hospital bed, suggesting a sinister even murderous past Meanwhile, Donne s relatives are suddenly being greeted by blackmail, car bombs, and bullets to the back of the skull.All Donne wants is to disappear preferably into a nice frosty pint glass but he soon realizes that his only chance at saving his family, and himself, is by solving a mystery than sixty years old Now he needs to figure out how a hit man, crooked cops, corrupt politics, a kidnapping, and the city of Bayonne all fit together He ll discover that old family secrets still have the power to kill in this razor sharp PI story that makes classic noir new again.

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    1. THE EVIL THAT MEN DO is a multi-generational spanning plot of revenge where monetary gain comes second to violence all for the cause of a misguided sense of entitlement. The present day and 1938 timelines add context and depth to the villainous plight the antagonist takes giving Donne more to work with than the present day injustice inflicted upon his immediate family. For an out-of-business PI, Jackson Donne manages to maintain the fire and desire to solve crime and help those in need – howev [...]

    2. I was surprised to learn that the author of this book is a young middle school English teacher. This book is very well written with flashbacks to a 1938 crime with deep implications for three families in present day New Jersey. Great descriptions & lots of atmosphere, as well as empathetic portrayals of all the characters.

    3. This is a great book! I really loved the ending, it's full of surprises. I ran across the book in the library, so I started with the 2nd book in the series. You can bet I'll be searching for the 1st.I highly recommend to anyone who likes a great mystery.

    4. I hadn’t read the previous novel in the series, there may have been some references to it, but not knowing what happened in that book did not detract from this one.This story has it’s roots in an incident that happened back in 1938. That incident linked three families and gave rise to the violence and vengeance that follows in the present time.One person believes that, had things happened differently long ago, his life would have been richer, fuller, better. Now he wants what he believes he [...]

    5. Dave White’s second novel starts shortly after his superb debut When One Man Dies. New Jersey P.I. Jackson Donne, recently stripped of his license, finds himself working a dead-end night security job at a storage facility in Piscataway. Donne, estranged from his family for years, gets an unexpected visit from his sister, Susan Carter. She tells him their mother is suffering from Alzheimer’s and claims their grandfather, Joe Tenant, killed a man in 1938. As Donne begins his investigation, the [...]

    6. THE EVIL THAT MEN DO (Unl. Inv-Jackson Donne-New Jersey-1938/Cont) - PoorWhite, Dave – 2nd in seriesThree Rivers Press, 2008, US Trade paperback – ISBN: 9780307382795First Sentence: Joe Tenant tied the barge to the dock.Ex-cop Jackson Donne has now been stripped of his PI license and has estranged himself from his family, including his mother with Alzheimer’s. His sister, Susan, shows up asking him to visit their mother as she has been rambling about incidents that happened to their family [...]

    7. Pretty good follow up to White's first Jackson Donne novel. In this novel White takes a different tact. The earlier novel, When One Man Dies, was modern take on noir-PI fiction. This novel is much faster paced. It reminded me of a Harlan Coben thriller, not just because it was in suburban NJ. The story moves at a rapid pace, without the same character development of the earlier novel and it also attempts to have a dramatic twist ending. It is okay, but overall I preferred When One Man Dies.

    8. I think I have a literary fiction-crush on Jackson Donne. The character weaves his way through NJ as the author weaves us through his character's trial's and tribulations. A must read in the thriller genre!

    9. if you love learning about serial killers and sexual predators, this book is very good. includes a new ten point system of assessing risk that makes the homicidal triad pale in comparison.

    10. Interesting plot, but takes too long to develop. Emotions and motivations seem disingenuous. Dialogue is less interesting and urban accent seems forced.

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