Hard Lessons

Harry Shaw s a freelance music critic and language tutor to Latino immigrants in New Jersey.Nothing in Harry s life prepared him for the day when he d suddenly be pulled into his city s underworld of human trafficking and placed on a collision course with Russian and Cuban gangsters.But Harry s not the kind of man who can turn away and pretend he didn t see something He pHarry Shaw s a freelance music critic and language tutor to Latino immigrants in New Jersey.Nothing in Harry s life prepared him for the day when he d suddenly be pulled into his city s underworld of human trafficking and placed on a collision course with Russian and Cuban gangsters.But Harry s not the kind of man who can turn away and pretend he didn t see something He plunges in against incredible odds, risking his life to save a dozen women kidnapped from Mexico and sold into prostitution.Luckily, Harry s got a friend in the illicit gun business and a smart and beautiful woman at his side while he takes his tour of hell, but even their help may not be enough.Harry Shaw will be lucky to get through the next few days with his soul intact, let alone his skin And along the way, he s going to learn some hard lessons.Praise for Phil Freeman What separates Freeman from the analgesic hipster crowd is unbridled enthusiasm for his subject Jason Pettigrew, Alternative Press Freeman is not shy about calling bullshit on things he thinks are wrong, nor about naming names of those he thinks responsible John Kenyon, PopMatters Freeman is a critic and a reporter all in one Brian Gil, JazzTimes
Hard Lessons Harry Shaw s a freelance music critic and language tutor to Latino immigrants in New Jersey Nothing in Harry s life prepared him for the day when he d suddenly be pulled into his city s underworld of

  • Title: Hard Lessons
  • Author: Phil Freeman
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 376
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 1 thought on “Hard Lessons”

    1. This book had me hooked quickly. Lots of suspense, hard to put down.I particularly liked it, though, because of its setting — Elizabeth, New Jersey — and the way it portrays that setting. I pass by that city on my daily commute, and it always seemed nothing but a faceless agglomeration to me, fascinating perhaps only in its rawness.This book makes it come to life.The protagonist, a lone writer and music enthusiast, gets by as a music critic and giving English lessons to immigrants. (More tha [...]

    2. I liked everything about this book but his diabetes treatment. The protagonist doesn't seem to know that diabetes is an avoidable and treatable disease through lifestyle changes. The rest is a fun romp of a story plus I detected only one error.

    3. Engaging, entertaining, and original (in a really interesting) way, read. Unusual setting and characters contribute to an enjoyable experience.

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