An Ordinary Decent Criminal

An Ordinary Decent Criminal

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All ex-drug addict and reformed thief Montgomery Haavik wants to do is settle down with his wife and baby in their new Winnipeg home and work on building a straight life; one free of the day-to-day hustle and danger of being a career criminal. But for a man who's never held down a legitimate job and who faces the daily temptation of returning to the drugs and violence of his past, it isn't going to be easy.When Monty foils a robbery in his new home, killing the intruders, it doesn't make staying on the straight and narrow any easier. He soon finds he has both a small-time crime boss and a star police sargeant looking for ways to ruin him and run him out of town.It's going to take all of the tricks this aging, streetwise ex-con has up his sleeves to prove his innocence and protect his family, all the while avoiding the seductive allure of the life he left behind.
Publisher: Winnipeg : Ravenstone, 2005.
ISBN: 9780888013132
Characteristics: 340 p. ;,18 cm.


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Levi_Hayes Oct 27, 2015

This book was a 4 until I got about 50 pages from the end (18% left). Monty is witty and the narration style is quick and precise, which kept me turning pages--more than I thought I was. However, there is a bunch of stuff in the middle that is pretty domestic and it is good material, but it feels totally disconnected from Monty's problems with Walsh and Robillard. He just suddenly decided to deal with them again in the last 35/40 or so pages, and because of that the way he did deal with them seemed over the top and a bit silly and unbelievable. Amazing beginning, strong middle, but kind of a weak ending.

Aug 25, 2010

An Ordinary Decent Criminal – Van Rooy, Michael
Monty Haaviko is a reformed drug addict and criminal who is just trying to live a nice ordinary straight life with his wife, son, dog and mouse. First day in the new house is ruined when three criminals enter the house and try to rob and manhandle Monty. What is a guy to do but defend himself and his family. He does and the cops , well one in particular decides to make it his business to drive him out of town. Monty fights back and it is game on. Raunchy, edgy, violent but the good guy wins.
This time not the cops.

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Oct 13, 2010

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