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"Bullets, Booze and Bastards"

The Rapist by Les Edgerton

ISBN: 978-0-9855786-2-6

The Rapist introduces us to Truman Ferris Pinter, an amoral man occupying a prison cell for a heinous crime committed years earlier. Master storyteller Les Edgerton melds introspection and visceral, human brutality in this death row narrative which will haunt you long after the final page.

Raves for The Rapist

“Les Edgerton is the king of hard-edged, bad-ass crime fiction, and The Rapist is his most harrowing book yet.”
—Scott Phillips, author of The Ice Harvest

“Les Edgerton presents an utterly convincing anti-hero. The abnormal psychology is pitch-perfect. The Rapist ranks right up there with Camus’ The Stranger and Simenon’s Dirty Snow. An instant modern classic.”
—Allan Guthrie, author of Slammer

“Edgerton’s brilliant archaeological dig into the motivations of a rapist is an unflinching look at the darker recesses of the human psyche.”
—Richard Godwin, author of Apostle Rising

“Les Edgerton’s The Rapist is for those brave enough to acknowledge the ugly reality produced by our illusions. . . . It poses hard questions and makes you look hard for answers. This is great, challenging literature.”
—Lee Thompson, author of When We Join Jesus in Hell

“Take a Nabokovian narrator trying to convince the reader of his innocence and filter it through ‘An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge’ and you’ve got The Rapist, a raw and frightening journey through the inner psyche of a damaged man.”
—Brian Lindenmuth, publisher of Spinetingler Magazine

“...the breathlessness, nausea, anger, and confusion increase all the way to the end, at which point all I know is that the book is genius.”
—Helen Fitzgerald, author of Dead Lovely

“Like Denis Johnson’s classic novel-in-stories, Jesus’ Son, Les Edgerton’s The Rapist is a dark, risky, disturbing story that grabs the reader in a haunting fashion and holds on tightly. The writing is taut and unsettling. Edgerton is a mighty talent.”
—Tony Ardizzone, author of The Whale Chaser

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