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“Virtually every character is memorable, and the chemistry between Shake and Gina is brilliant. The plot turns are constant, and the dialogue is sharp. The bad guys are wonderfully scary, and the locales are vividly drawn. Elmore Leonard might be very pleased to call GUTSHOT STRAIGHT his own.”



With its irresistible cast of characters—a two-bit criminal in over his head, crime bosses with hair-trigger tempers, a wholesome damsel in distress— Lou Berney’s crime caper is reminiscent of Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction. The action begins as Charles "Shake" Bouchon leaves prison, without much of a plan for life on the outside. Soon he’s made the classic mistake of taking ‘one last job,’ delivering a prized package for a notorious crime boss.


Imagine Shakes’ surprise when that package is a living, breathing, irresistibly charming housewife whose husband is in trouble with a notorious Vegas kingpin. Now he’s having second thoughts about making good on his offer, since it’s pretty clear that she’ll meet an unsavory fate if she’s delivered as promised.


Full of blindsided double-crosses and hard shots to the head, Gutshot Straight is a tale of love, luck, and larceny against the odds. And another Shakes adventure is just around the corner—this special edition of Gutshot Straight features an excerpt of Whiplash River, available for preorder now.

Free Fridays Recommends


Each week, we ask our featured author to recommend a book or author that you may want to check out. Since authors are such passionate readers themselves, we thought you might like to find out what they love to read, too! Here’s what Lou recommends:




NOOK owners: go to shop and search for “Lou Berney” to download this crime caper now.

by AliciaDean_1835 on ‎06-15-2012 10:17 AM

Sounds like a great Free Friday choice. Looking forward to it. Thanks for the additional freebie links!


Happy reading and have a wonderful weekend to all!




Alicia Dean

Death Offerings

(The Northland Crime Chronicles, Book II) 


by padiddle on ‎06-15-2012 10:19 AM

Thank you so much for these wonderful reads.  I have been introduced to so many authors I would never have known about.  Happy reading - support the arts!  Buy a few, from time to time!

by Gotadimple on ‎06-15-2012 10:32 AM

The Weeping Empress is not free.

by AKCareBear on ‎06-15-2012 10:39 AM

Thank you for making my Fridays ever so amazing and special :catvery-happy:

by tracerd on ‎06-15-2012 11:56 AM

Thank you for the great selection this week.

by judy9569 on ‎06-15-2012 01:00 PM

Jeremy, Spec, & JfroJeff and BN thank you for the free fridays.  I enjoy the free books very much.



by jakibookworm on ‎06-15-2012 01:13 PM

Thank you for all the friday freebies!

by happythoughts ‎06-15-2012 01:39 PM - edited ‎06-15-2012 01:40 PM



I edited this comment because I put the wrong information.  I hope you have a good day  :smileyhappy:

by Jojo3508 on ‎06-15-2012 01:59 PM

Thank you to all who take time to post these. You all are just awesome. :smileyhappy:

by sewcrazeee on ‎06-15-2012 01:59 PM

Thank-you, thank-you!

by JeremyCesarec on ‎06-15-2012 02:43 PM

Hope everyone has a great weekend, and Happy Father's Day to all the dads!

by JamericanSpice on ‎06-15-2012 05:29 PM

Thank you for all these offerings! 

by OP_Semloh on ‎06-15-2012 05:31 PM

Jeremy, Spec, and JfroJeff, thank you all so much.  :smileyvery-happy:

by taylor55 on ‎06-15-2012 07:40 PM

Thank you for this week's listings!

by nightreader60 on ‎06-15-2012 10:30 PM

Thank You everyone for free fridays!  Life is Good!