Written by: Trent Zelazny
Published by: Crossroad Press (August 30, 2011)
Formats: MOBI (Kindle) EPUB (Sony / Nook / iPad / Kobo) PDF (Adobe) and PRC (Mobipocket)
File Size: 440 KB (can vary slightly)
Where to buy:
Crossroad Press, Amazon, and other fine eBook retailers
When career criminal Jack Dempster gets caught and put away for five years in prison, he finds time to seriously reconsider his chosen line of work. Before he can make any serious decision, some old acquaintances track him down with a proposal. They want him to go to Santa Fe, New Mexico. With the help of an inside man, he’s to lead a small group of professionals on a daring robbery of the El Dorado Hotel, one of the finest, and most secure establishments in the Southwest.
Double-crosses, love triangles, and immersion in his own self-destructive past conspire to lead him to ruin. It’s not easy to sleep when searching for normalcy in the heart of a brutal past.
Hello Ghouls and Boils,
The ever patient and kind author, Trent Zelazny, has been waiting for this review for quite some time. I hope he accepts my sincerest apologies for it being late. Not to make excuses, but I was getting ready to do my re-read (when I turn on the critical mind) and my Kindle went kaput. Then a few lovely life incidences (as I am sure those of you who follow me on Facebook know) and all of a sudden it was December. Time has a habit of getting away from me sometimes, wicked ones.
Trent helped close our 13 Days of Halloween with a live interview. We discussed this book, Halloween, Trick’or’treaters, horror flicks, politics (really scary) and more. If you didn’t catch it, it is archived >>here<<!
Well, I have tortured the author enough. Let us get to the interview. Enjoy, my fiends!
Sarah L. Covert
Would you like to get your favorite horror hostess, the spooktacular Sarah (ya, that’s me!), a birthday gift? Check out my list on Amazon — of course I am most interested in a new Kindle. <insert sly grin here> Here is my wish list! My birthday is December 27th. (Gift certificates towards the Kindle would be swell too, just saying.)
Most veracious readers experience this syndrome — I just can’t put this book down…. one more chapter. Then it is all of a sudden 3 AM and you have to be up for work in a couple of hours. To Sleep Gently gave me the “just one more chapter” syndrome and then some. It was so engrossing I knew I would have to re-read it to absorb it on a more critical level.
Jack Dempster (love the name) was a criminal who spent some time in jail, enough to reconsider his line of work. But when he gets out some old associates have a different plan for him.
Now you all know how I hate spoilers, and because of all the twists and turns this story takes it would be so easy to give something away. Let me instead speak of the book as a whole.
To Sleep Gently is a mix of Noir, Strange Tale, and Mystery that delights with every (digital) turn of the page. Jack is a character that you both love and feel a bit disturbed by. He is the strong anti-hero who carries us through this interesting journey, making you root for him – no matter his choices – through the whole tale.
I have yet to pick up a book of Trent’s and not be impressed. His gift for weaving a good tale and keeping you intrigued is unparalleled. Do yourself a favor and buy yourself a holiday gift this year — get a copy of To Sleep Gently. This book receives the rare 6 out of 5 tentacles. Iä! Iä! Trent — keep them coming I will keep reading them!