The Transgressors

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Vintage Books, 1961 - Fiction - 248 pages
12 Reviews
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.

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User Review  - Todd - Goodreads

This book is a sharp kick to the nuts. Thompson's prose is brutal. He'll make you love the guy who's willing to beat a person to death out of principle. This starts pretty rough. It has elements that ... Read full review

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User 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

Contents

Section 1
20
Section 2
27
Section 3
43
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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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