Central City is a gritty crime novel that is definitely worth a read!
Kane Kulpa learned which laws could be bent and which broken after a short stint in prison courtesy of Detective Vincent Bayonne. Bound by time, integrity, and the reality of life in Central City, Bayonne and Kane made peace with the past. Now, gang tension spirals from corrupt to deadly, and a series of murders stresses Kane and Bayonne’s uneasy alliance. Kane balances on a razor’s edge to protect his bar, power, life, and family, and Bayonne hustles to keep another lonely man from being strangled.
Central City is a city struggling for identity. The cops protect the rackets, and the criminals shelter the injured. Innocence is only an appearance, and rage finds a voice.
Indy Perro’s style of writing is very unique. It did take me a couple of chapters to get into it, but once immersed I was taken in by the story with its twists and turns and I began to really enjoy Perro’s writing style.
I found myself captivated by Kane, a criminal by all accounts but one who is compelled to help others. Never before have I found the ‘bad guy’ so likeable – I feel his life is the perfect example of the impact nurture can have on the paths our lives take.
Throughout the book there are continual references made to a variety of bars and motels and I have to admit that I did find this a little confusing at times, particularly as Perro didn’t always describe these in as much detail as I would have liked. That being said, it did not take away from my overall enjoyment of the book.
Central City is unpredictable and it will most certainly keep you guessing!
About the Author
Indy Perro is a novelist, an independent thinker, and a recovering academic. Indy has a degree in history, graduate degrees in religious studies, comparative literature, and education, and has spent more than a decade teaching philosophy, religious studies, writing, and literature. While continuing numerous side projects and building a career as an author, Indy launched his website, Indyperro.com, to reach a larger audience, an audience interested in the practice of writing. “We’re all in this together. Let’s connect, have a conversation, and engage each other to generate meaning.”
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