On the day he accidentally killed Aaron McBride, Tom Lord went from being a sheriff's deputy to a man awaiting execution. Because if the law didn't punish him, his victim's widow--or his shadowy business associates--surely would.
The Transgressors is a novel of hair-trigger tension and mind-boggling reversals, a one-way trip into the desolate territory that Jim Thompson mapped and staked out as his own and populated with tarnished cops, conniving hustlers, and ingeniously sadistic thugs.
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Review: The TransgressorsUser Review - Bob Mackey - Goodreads
I've been slowly crawling through Thompson's bibliography over the past few years, so I'm getting a good idea of how the quality of his work could fluctuate. Unfortunately, The Trangressors might be ... Read full review
Review: The TransgressorsUser Review - Ismael Galvan - Goodreads
I thought I was reading one of Thompson's early books. The perspective changed awkwardly, clunky character sketches were used in place of authentic development, and weak scenes hurt this book. I ... Read full review