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The Ruthless Bruno Johnson #8

Een mom to twin toddlers; her common law husband Derek Sams is a thug; and one of their little boys has disappeared under his careThe overwhelming intensity demanded of Bruno on this personal level is compounded by the brutal shotgun murder of a superior court judge and his wife both friends of his Bruno cannot ignore these violent crimes ev I have to say that this book disrupted my entire daily schedule; it was a terrific read and I could hardly put it down The ingenious twists and turns the realistic colorful characters all intricately layered to serve up a rough and tumble story Thank you Mr Putman

Summary The Ruthless Bruno Johnson #8

Bruno Johnson shaken to his core but still a formidable force an unrelenting focus on doing the right thing unwilling to let anyone or anything stand in his wayPushed to his emotional limit Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputy Bruno Johnson struggles to hold his family together while immersed in his unrelenting career His daughter Olivia is a t Great book but I might be just a tad biased The story is based on a fencing sting where the crooks sell stolen property to other crooks who are really law enforcement Bruno Johnson uses the operation as a cover to search for the truth in what really happened to his daughter This is the fourth and last preuel The next book The Sinister is back to real time and will be out in Feb 2022

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En though he’s supposedly off the law enforcement grid undercover working an illegal gun stingTragedy strikes Bruno’s life on all fronts family friends and professional however none of these colossal forces can match the unthinkable catastrophe that will forever dominate Bruno’s lifePerfect for fans of Robert Crais and Michael Connelly Excellent mix of professional and personal lives of protagonist Bruno Lots of day today activities in the struggles to balance life as a family man and a police officer I received an advanced digital copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review


About the Author: David Putnam

Best selling author David Putnam comes from a family of law enforcement During his career he did it all worked in narcotics served on FBI sponsored violent crimes teams and was cross sworn as a US Marshall pursuing murder suspects and bank robbers in Arizona Nevada and California Putnam did two tours on the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s SWAT team He also has experience in criminal inte



10 thoughts on “The Ruthless Bruno Johnson #8

  1. says:

    When I read David Putnam's dedication page and learned that he received than 156 rejections before he found a publisher for his first book all I could think was DumbassesBecause to read David's writing is to be transported mesmerized and held captive David's real life experience in law enforcement comes through in all of the details that separate brilliant writing from the mediocre The dialogue is perfect the gallows humor works and the descriptions and depictions of the ugliness our men and women in blue face every single day rings so true that you feel you are doing a ride alongI don't want to say too much about the particulars of this installment but in general it is a brilliant meld of Bruno's professional and personal lives colliding in ways that are excruciating and brutalbut never hopelessIf you have not yet hopped onto the Bruno Johnson train what in the world are you waiting for?Thank you to David Putnam for gifting me a copy of this book It was my pleasure to write an honest review


  2. says:

    Great book but I might be just a tad biased The story is based on a fencing sting where the crooks sell stolen property to other crooks who are really law enforcement Bruno Johnson uses the operation as a cover to search for the truth in what really happened to his daughter This is the fourth and last preuel The next book The Sinister is back to real time and will be out in Feb 2022


  3. says:

    This is the second book that I’ve read in the Bruno Johnson series and if you haven’t acuainted yourself with him well you’re missing a real treatLos Angeles County Sheriff Deputy Bruno Johnson is working undercover on an illegal gun sting this time around Meanwhile his close friend Judge Connors and his wife are gunned down murdered in cold blood and this is something that Bruno won’t let go he’s going to find the perpetrator and they’re gonna pay for itBruno is a real tough guy who doesn’t play by the rules but he also has a soft and endearing side to him he loves his family unconditionally and will do whatever it takes to protect them but he’s been unable to help his daughter Olivia and is now living with the conseuences of that In addition one of his twin grandsons has gone missing It would take a heart of stone not to recognise the grief and anguish that he struggles with everything that life can throw at him it doesLet me say right now I found it really difficult to put this one down The author rips into the story right from the word go and doesn’t let up portraying a character trying to regain his grip on a life suddenly turned upside down but you know something? Bruno Johnson is fast becoming one of my favourite protagonists The action was truly authentic check out the author’s career within Law Enforcement It’s tense and relentless but there were some poignant moments too between Bruno and his Dad as Bruno finally discovers what happened to the mother who walked out and left him and his father when he was a baby Then there’s the special bond between Bruno and his dog ‘Junior Mint’ As an animal lover I found this particularly moving and it made me love Bruno even Can’t wait to meet up with him again in the future Without a shadow of doubt this one comes highly recommended My thanks to David Putnam for mailing me a copy of The Ruthless for which I have given an honest unbiased review in exchange


  4. says:

    I am fortunate enough to receive an advance copy of David Putnam’s “The Ruthless” This is my first exposure to protagonist Bruno Johnson whom Putnam has written a whole series about Putnam intentionally makes his novels easily read as standalones Reading this one which is 8th in the series whetted my appetite to look into the other novels If you are a fan of Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch you will enjoy Bruno I cannot wait to give this to my husband and then to fellow Bosch loversIn this novel Bruno is undercover so deep undercover that his father and his prior partner don’t know The undercover sting is interesting Putnam is a former law enforcement officer which adds authenticity to the complicated sting I enjoyed reading about the inner sanctum of undercover police stings While working his clandestine job Bruno’s grandson goes missing his daughter dies and his other grandson is in the care of the Department of Social Services Bruno has much on his plate between his work and his personal lifeBruno is a bit rogue so his undercover work suites his personality It’s fun to read about his antics Putnam does a fabulous job of character development in that I truly hated the bad guys It’s a sign of a great author when you feel such strong feelings about characters Putnam also does a fantastic job filling the reader in on Bruno’s past lifejust enough to most likely remind those who’ve read the previous ones and to piue interest in first time readers There’s a lot of history that makes me want to read the previous novelsAs with all police procedurals one cannot get too much into the plot without wrecking it for those who haven’t finished the story What I can say is Bruno as a character is one the reader is sympathetic to and enjoys when he goes a bit off the rails Bruno wants to be good but he does understand the criminal element and uses it to his policing advantage I shall add that the last 40 50 pages are so full of action and intrigue that you can’t read them fast enough It’s a 5 star police procedural novel


  5. says:

    I have to say that this book disrupted my entire daily schedule; it was a terrific read and I could hardly put it down The ingenious twists and turns the realistic colorful characters all intricately layered to serve up a rough and tumble story Thank you Mr Putman


  6. says:

    David Putnam spent a lot of years in law enforcement as a deputy sheriff detective SWAT team member and much So you can rest assured when you read one of his Bruno Johnson series that he’ll get the investigation details right and the cop characters will be authentic His latest novel THE RUTHLESS is no exception Putnam gives us the early years of a believable character in Bruno a multi faceted exciting plot that will keep you turning the pages trying to unravel the mysteries of the crime and a great sense of “being there” Complex story yes but everything gets explained and taken care of by the last page Caution the book ends with something of a cliffhanger This is because it’s actually the fourth and final book in the preuel setting the stage for the main seuence of Bruno’s adventures that starts with THE DISPOSABLES There are eight novels in all and the ones that follow this one deliver than you might expect from a detective novel You can read the series in chronological order starting with THE INNOCENTS but it doesn’t matter where you start Putnam is careful to fill you in on any back story you might need to know Good reading


  7. says:

    Excellent mix of professional and personal lives of protagonist Bruno Lots of day today activities in the struggles to balance life as a family man and a police officer I received an advanced digital copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review


  8. says:

    I received The Ruthless free as an ARC Thank You This is the third book of author David Putnam’s I have read and like I have stated from the beginning this is not the typical type of book I read However after reading each one I like it and This third one did not disappoint it kept me entertained from page 1 till the end Very hard to put down you’re wondering what will happen next Lots of action details and deepening of the characters Love the main character Bruno Johnson and I especially like his relationship with his dad and the Way he loves his dog You can tell the story is written by someone who has experience with the subject it is pretty realistic I will be watching for David Putnam’s next Book because now this is EXACTLY the type of book I want to read


  9. says:

    3 – 12Bruno Johnson is a tough guy with a heartIn “The Ruthless” he is an ex cop wink wink currently working undercover in a sting operation But that’s not all Bruno is dealing with a heap of hurt in his personal life AND a lot of other bad things to take care of at the same time How much can one guy deal with before breaking? In this installment Bruno gets his dad to tell him about the mother he never knew The revelation is a hundred pounds of heavyBruno is one very cool guy who gets on with the job no matter what and between his dad and his dog Junior Mint this was a pretty good readSince this is #8 in a series I think I was at a disadvantage I would have had of a connection with the characters had I read the previous books Cop story lovers especially if you have read the series before will find this one top notchNOTE I received an Advanced Reader’s Edition from the Publisher Thanks to Oceanview Publishing


  10. says:

    Hell of a book Admittedly it’s the first in the series that I’ve read and I reuested it on Net Galley on a whim but I’m not sorry I did I read the whole thing in about a day I had a hard time putting it down to be honest The main character Bruno is so immensely likable and easy to connect to that you just want to read about him Fabulous book


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