Bait: A Novel
No one is coming to your aid. We have ensured this. Six strangers wake up on a remote island in the Florida Keys with no memory of their arrival. They soon discover their common bond: all of them are heroin addicts. As the first excruciating pangs of withdrawal make themselves felt, the six... show more
No one is coming to your aid. We have ensured this. Six strangers wake up on a remote island in the Florida Keys with no memory of their arrival. They soon discover their common bond: all of them are heroin addicts. As the first excruciating pangs of withdrawal make themselves felt, the six notice a yacht anchored across open water. On it lurk four shadowy figures, protected by the hungry sharks that patrol the waves. So begins a dangerous game. The six must undertake the impossibleswim to the next island where a cache of heroin awaits, or die trying. When alliances form, betrayal is inevitable. As the fight to survive intensifies, the stakes reach terrifying heightsand their captors’ motives finally begin to emerge.
Publish date: 2013-08-27
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
It's not often that I can look at a book blurb and wholeheartedly agree, but Bait: A Novel is, in fact, a case of "Jaws meets Lord of the Flies meets Drugstore Cowboy!" About the only thing I might add to that is, "in the style of early Richard Bachman." To help celebrate this year's Shark Week, J...
BAIT, by J. Kent Messum, is a mostly soulless experience loaded with cardboard characters and buckets of chum with which gorehounds may satiate their ravenous appetites. I read this over two months ago, yet waited to review it. To this day, I can't say that I liked a single thing in this novel, as...
Gerald Francis McCabe, he thought. That’s who I was-He was struck from every angle and with every measure of force. Blood bloomed thick around him. Tick did not resurface.Nearby, beer bottles clicked, cigars burned, and significant money exchanged hands. Six heroin addicts, strangers to each othe...
Shark-infested waters.A group of hopeless drug addicts.A bunch of ex-soldiers with questionable motives.The purest dope you'll ever find.I'm not really interested in reading about a couple junkies fight for heroin, but I was intrigued with the possible conflicts that could come with this. Oh, the dr...
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