Under the guise of a college student, Carl Bigelow moves into a small town and into the life of Jake Winroy, a one-time crook who now plans to testify against an organized crime figure. The tricky thing is to kill Jake without making it look like a hit. But Jake's wife is more than willing to help Carl with anything he requires...
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Review: Savage NightUser Review - Michael - Goodreads
What an ending. Also, this is surprisingly, my first Jim Thompson novel. I hear this isn't the best place to start, but it was the only thing immediately available at my library. Read full review
Review: Savage NightUser Review - Debra - Goodreads
Thompson never fails to enthrall me with this writing style and well-defined characters. As with others of his, I'm always left wondering exactly what happened in the end. His characters start off seeming sane enough, but go down-hill from there. Highly recommended. He was ahead of his time. Read full review