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Monday, August 10, 2015


No Sympathy For The Wicked, by Joseph Albert King, is one gritty tale of Las Vegas horror at its best. Joseph did a superb job with the street language in this story, drawing the reader into a world apart from the norm. If you enjoy stories of mobsters and real life horror, this is for you!

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Book description:

 There’s a reason they call Las Vegas “Sin City”. There’s a reason tourists are reassured “what happens here, stays here.” Dark places and shadows are the natural counterpart to bright lights and boundless sunshine. Las Vegas has plenty of both.

Wherever there are shadows there is the potential for shadowy figures and shady dealings. No Sympathy for the Wicked shines a light on a side of life where seduction, betrayal, death and damage are business as usual. Step into the shadows if you wish but remember to always watch your back.

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Let me preface with, this is not your run-of-the-mill read! It is actually a compilation of three short stories, all intertwined around the underbelly of Vegas life. We meet a wide barrage of ‘wicked’ folks from meth heads to mobsters, and they are all tied together via dog fights, drug deals, music moguls, death, and police investigations. Mark Rico is the central character that threads through all three stories. He’s a likable ex-gangster from Atlantic City. I especially like his golden pit-bull, Queen! In fact, I LOVE the author actually writes from the dog’s perspective from time to time! In these stories, the point of view can change at a moment’s notice. At first, it was disconcerting, but once I got the hang of it, I enjoyed being privy to the thoughts, feelings and experiences of different characters. I found the Vegas details to be accurate and entertaining! All in all, “No Sympathy for the Wicked” is a gritty, unusual, gripping, fast-paced page turner!

By Cornelia Benavidez on April 26, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
This read gives another angle to the whole "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" slogan. No book was better named for those wanted to roll and sport in the underbelly of Las Vegas through cruising along with the righteously pissed off, the depraved and debauched. A fine tour-de-force of wickedness. No shame involved in this world where it appears that people take care of their own problems to the point where police intervention and investigation is unexpected or at least discouraged as unnecessary. Gambling, prostitution and dog fighting are the natural consonants of life here. A well written read on the gritty, tough and unrelenting dealing with the unsavory and malicious. Cross lines and expect no quarter.

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