White Trash free preview from Dell Sweet
By Dell Sweet
Copyright © 2018 by Dell Sweet
PUBLISHED BY: Dell Sweet; all rights reserved
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Fourteen million dollars in a burned suitcase. Severed body parts of a dead man in a duffel bag. Two hired killers. A drug dealer. Two organized crime kingpins; all chasing two white trash kids from New York down to the deep south as they head for what they think will be safety in Mexico. Put the story together and you have one hell of a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde.
Adult content. Sex and violence.
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A two-car crash next to your house at the end of a street which goes nowhere, and before the cops show up, you found and hid a charred suitcase and a heavy duffle bag among the dead bodies. After the cops left, a strange girl showed up at your door. Throwing caution to the wind, you both open the suitcase and the duffle bag to discover fourteen million dollars, a ton of drugs, and assorted body parts. What would you do? You’d dispose of the body parts, take the money and drugs, and run, that’s what you’d do. So begins White Trash by A.L. Norton and Dell Sweet, a fascinating crime and cross-country chase story involving crime bosses, assassins, cops, and the stars of the show, David and April.
I’ve tried writing a novel with a co-author, but the differences in writing styles were a bridge too far, and we gave it up. In the case of A.L. Norton and Dell Sweet, it’s impossible to determine who wrote what. The storyline is seamless from characterization to dialog to the fast-paced scenes and character changes. I especially enjoyed the dialog that was true to character and scene. White Trash is not a novel you read half-asleep. It demands your full attention to keep up with the twists and turns of the chase, but it’s also well worth that effort. Character name changes within the story are generally a “no-no.” Still, Norton and Sweet made this a central piece of the storyline, and it worked to perfection! Verisimilitude, a sense of reality, is important to me as a reader. The author duo proved adept at maintaining that trait through scene descriptions, language, and the violence that plays a large role within the story’s context. A hot story that leaves the reader breathless. White Trash is a winner!
The smell of hot metal filled the air. David peered into the car on the cement pad first: the trunk, popped open. All objects scattered throughout the inside of the car. Antifreeze dripped from under the hood and onto the concrete. It smashed the front roof line flat to the top of the driver’s seats. The backseat area appeared to be untouched. He slipped around the end of the trailer and looked at the other car. A newer Ford, he could see the badge on the rear deck. The front end of the car wrapped around the oak in the backyard, just as he thought. Steam was rising into the air. The Ford first, he decided. The car across the road would have to wait. The Ford had hit the tree and climbed it a few feet before it completely stopped. David had to stand on tiptoe to peer into it. The driver had no head left, which explained the massive stain on the windshield. He was past dead; he was dead wrong.