Lethal Injection by Jim Nisbet audiobook

Lethal Injection: A Novel

By Jim Nisbet
Read by John McLain

Blackstone Publishing 9781590201954
6.73 Hours Unabridged
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Jim Nisbet’s cult classic LethalInjection, one of the first Black Lizard Books originals, has been out ofprint in the United States for an unforgivably long time—but now it’s back, andon audio. It’s about as noir as you can get. In a bleak Texas prison, Franklin Royce,an alcoholic doctor, is given the odious task of administering inmate BobbyMencken’s last “high.” The young black man on the other end of the needle seemsremarkably indifferent to his fate—but Royce is convinced that the convictedkiller was innocent. When Royce’s marriage crumbles, he takes off for Dallas tosearch for the real killer. Of Nisbet, Germany’s Die Welt wrote,“Neither Norman Mailer nor Truman Capote has in their writing been able toproduce such an intensity as Nisbet has achieved.” With sharp humor and a poet’sear for language, Nisbet has created a world that is assuredly bleak—but frighteningly real.

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Summary

Summary

Jim Nisbet’s cult classic LethalInjection, one of the first Black Lizard Books originals, has been out ofprint in the United States for an unforgivably long time—but now it’s back, andon audio.

It’s about as noir as you can get. In a bleak Texas prison, Franklin Royce,an alcoholic doctor, is given the odious task of administering inmate BobbyMencken’s last “high.” The young black man on the other end of the needle seemsremarkably indifferent to his fate—but Royce is convinced that the convictedkiller was innocent. When Royce’s marriage crumbles, he takes off for Dallas tosearch for the real killer.

Of Nisbet, Germany’s Die Welt wrote,“Neither Norman Mailer nor Truman Capote has in their writing been able toproduce such an intensity as Nisbet has achieved.” With sharp humor and a poet’sear for language, Nisbet has created a world that is assuredly bleak—but frighteningly real.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Lethal Injection is an unheralded masterpiece of the noir genre. Everyone who loves noir should read this brilliant book.” James Ellroy
“Truly, hellishly gritty.” Los Angeles Times
“Horrifying, riveting…A book worth reading.” United Press International
“A novel of rare ferocity... a veritable nightmare. A great and terrifying roman noir!” Le Figaro
“Jim Nisbet is a lot more than just good…Powerful, provocative…remains in the mind long after the novel is finished. Nisbet’s style has overtones of Walker Percy’s smooth southern satin, but his characters—losers, grifters, con men—hark back to the days of James M. Cain’s twisted images of morality.” Globe and Mail (Toronto)
“About as noir as you can get.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Jim Nisbet

Author Bio: Jim Nisbet

Jim Nisbet is the author of a dozen novels and five books of poetry. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize three times, short-listed for the Hammett Prize, and published in ten languages. He lives in San Francisco, California.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 6.73
Audience: Adult
Language: English