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What does an action movie one hit wonder and ex drug addict do when he s cleaned up, down on his luck, and running out of money In the three years since Jack Palms went clean no drugs, no drinking, no life he s added fourteen pounds of muscle, readbooks, and played it as straight as anyone can ask him Now, when an old friend from LA calls, he hits the streets of San Francisco to help a group of Czech drug buyers make one big score, a single drug deal that he hopes will set him up for life But, when people start turning up dead, and an old nemesis on the police force calls, Jack finds himself with justhours to track down San Francisco s biggest drug supplier or face charges that will put him behind bars Only an Oscar caliber performance will get him through this alive


10 thoughts on “Jack Wakes Up

  1. Sam Sam says:

    A crime noir thriller that keeps me on the edge of my seat, Jack Wakes Up s engaging protagonist is both likable and despicable In mythic terms he represents the shapechanger, a mirror man who is what other people think he is And yet his tale wraps you up, demands your attention, forces you to take his side I care about Jack even though he really clearly hates himself And that s why I give this book five stars.The crime aspects are hard, the characters bold, the whole feel of the story is ve A crime noir thriller that keeps me on the edge of my seat, Jack Wakes Up s engaging protagonist is both likable and despicable In mythic terms he represents the shapechanger, a mirror man who is what other people think he is And yet his tale wraps you up, demands your attention, forces you to take his side I care about Jack even though he really clearly hates himself And that s why I give this book five stars.The crime aspects are hard, the characters bold, the whole feel of the story is very noir, so crime fans will be happy with the book And so will literature fans


  2. Michael Michael says:

    Jack Palms is a one hit wonder actor who s climbing his way back from drug addiction and a domestic abuse charge The financing for the sequel to his hit movie dried up with his arrest, his marriage is long gone, the money is just about gone and Jack is nearly broke, out of work and on the verge of losing his house in Sausalito, California Jack s working hard at living right and getting himself back on the right track, but we all know how far that goes when the bills are due, so when the phone Jack Palms is a one hit wonder actor who s climbing his way back from drug addiction and a domestic abuse charge The financing for the sequel to his hit movie dried up with his arrest, his marriage is long gone, the money is just about gone and Jack is nearly broke, out of work and on the verge of losing his house in Sausalito, California Jack s working hard at living right and getting himself back on the right track, but we all know how far that goes when the bills are due, so when the phone rings with an offer from an old friend to make some quick cash, Jack agrees.Jack metaphorically woke up and I fell asleep Jack Wakes Up came with a lot of positive press, but the story didn t do anything for me I found the Jack Palms character unlikable and unbelievable The supporting characters came across as one dimensional caricatures that bordered on stereotypes and were unintentionally comical The dialogue and narrative the meat and potatoes of stories like this were, at times, weak and uninteresting, and I found myself taken out of the story thinking about that which made it very difficult for me to maintain any interest in the story Finally, I found the present tense narrative distracting.The plot of Jack Wakes Up isn t new stuff but that s alright because the how and the why are really less important than the who and the what in this type of crime story But there are writers, specifically Charlie Huston and Victor Gischler, who do this sort of wrong man story, this average schmoe suddenly finding himself having to not just survive, but thrive, in a hardboiled, gritty, violent world, a lot better than Seth Harwood did it here with Jack Palms.Despite this being a negative review, I didn t hate Jack Wakes Up, I just thought it could have beenAnd better Yeah, I know, purely subjective I really wanted to like this book and because of that I ll read Seth Harwood s second book, Young Junius


  3. Anthony Anthony says:

    I first was exposed to Jack Palms in podiobook form with Seth reading them and I still couldn t wait to pre order my signed copy when I had the chance I then won a contest and ordered twowith my winnings.JWU is a great, action packed read with a flawed hero that you can t help but pull for throughout the whole series And even though I ve already listened to them all, I will probably listen to them again and buy them when they are released Yes They are that good Seth does such a grea I first was exposed to Jack Palms in podiobook form with Seth reading them and I still couldn t wait to pre order my signed copy when I had the chance I then won a contest and ordered twowith my winnings.JWU is a great, action packed read with a flawed hero that you can t help but pull for throughout the whole series And even though I ve already listened to them all, I will probably listen to them again and buy them when they are released Yes They are that good Seth does such a great job of reading them I couldn t help but hear his voices, complete with accents, as I re read Jack Wakes UpNow go order several copies or Freeman will come to your door to take your order, and you really don t want that as he s a very large man


  4. Stephen Stephen says:

    Jack Palms walks into a diner just south of Japantown, the one where he s supposed to meet Ralph.Once upon a time, Jack was the toast of Hollywood He was the star of a mega hit action movie called Shake em Down and had a beautiful trophy wife and the world on a platter These days, he s a divorced, washed up actor who just spent several years weening himself from coke and booze The bills are piling up and the mortgage on his gorgeous San Francisco mansion is overdue When his old friend Ralph Jack Palms walks into a diner just south of Japantown, the one where he s supposed to meet Ralph.Once upon a time, Jack was the toast of Hollywood He was the star of a mega hit action movie called Shake em Down and had a beautiful trophy wife and the world on a platter These days, he s a divorced, washed up actor who just spent several years weening himself from coke and booze The bills are piling up and the mortgage on his gorgeous San Francisco mansion is overdue When his old friend Ralph Endorino calls with the promise of quick, easy cash, Jack jumps in it All he has to do is flash his once famous smile to get Ralph and some friends through the door of an exclusive night club or two Needless to say, Ralph soon turns up dead and Jack is up to his neck in Czech gangsters, Colombian drug kingpins, and SanFran s finest street thugs Jack Wakes Up starts with a nice setup and a strong protagonist The character of an action movie star on the wrong side of his career is one with a lot of promise Unfortunately, it doesn t live up to that promise The dialogue was repetitive and quite clunky The majority of the characters sounded exactly the same I can t tell you how many times someone ends a sentence calling Jack my man Some reviews call the book Tarantino like and in a way it is, only Seth Harwood embraces the worst aspects of QT s work There are some funny moments, but the characters aren t as clever as they think they are and the dialogue is littered with every variation of the f word that you can imagine.Some clunky dialogue can be glossed over if the rest of the book is solid, but it s not The story is almost nothing but dialogue and stage direction Character A says something Character A rubs his forehead Character B points his chin at something Character A nods Character B says something and pinches his nostrils between his thumb and forefinger And on and on and on There are very few attempts to get inside the characters heads or even take a breath to describe their surroundings.I don t want to make it sound like I hate the book I think there are some interesting characters and a story to be told here If you turned this into a mindless summer action movie starring Vin Diesel, you could make 200 million without breaking a sweat But the pieces aren t quite where they need to be to make this a good read.I d heard good things about Jack Wakes Up and had been looking forward to it for a while, so I couldn t help but be disappointed


  5. Monie Monie says:

    Three years ago action movie star Jack Palms was arrested in front of several paparazzi and his movie career tanked leaving his chances for a sequel to Shake Em Down at next to nothing But that was the wake up call he needed He divorced his troubled wife, left Hollywood and successfully kicked a serious drug habit Now all he has to look forward to is his rationed one cigarette per day, a bowl of cereal and working out at the gym.When one of his old friends, Ralph Anderino, calls upon him for Three years ago action movie star Jack Palms was arrested in front of several paparazzi and his movie career tanked leaving his chances for a sequel to Shake Em Down at next to nothing But that was the wake up call he needed He divorced his troubled wife, left Hollywood and successfully kicked a serious drug habit Now all he has to look forward to is his rationed one cigarette per day, a bowl of cereal and working out at the gym.When one of his old friends, Ralph Anderino, calls upon him for a favor it s a no brainer for Jack who s fending off the creditors and he accepts Ralph offers him 2,000 to take some Czech businessmen out on the town to use Jack s celebrity to open VIP doors for the group The only catch is that Jack also has to be the go between for a drug deal that will get the Czech s foot in the door to start dealing big time After a night of partying and drugs Jack amazingly was able to stay clean and he was proud of himself for it When he goes Ralph s house the next day to initiate the drug trade he finds Ralph dead.Partnering up with the Czech businessmen Jack hunts down Ralph s killer but soon he s pulled right into the middle of an all out drug war that includes dueling drug lords, a prominent local businessman and both dirty and clean cops.I sincerely hope that Jack Wakes Up is made into a movie This was an action packed thrill ride that I didn t want to end I could totally see Johnny Depp speeding along in the 66 Mustang Fastback that Jack drives The characters were as endearing as thugs and drug dealers can be and I was sincerely rooting for them throughout the book.Visit author Seth Harwood s website to listen to the entire book free I had finished about 2 3 of the book when I found the podcast version and I listened to all but the last few chapters online It was so muchaction packed with music and sound effects I can t wait for Harwood s next book Young Junius This is a highly recommended read for all action and crime fiction lovers


  6. Dave Dave says:

    Jack Wakes Up was an incredibly fun novel Three authors I really enjoy Megan Abbott, Duane Swierczynski and Michael Connelly offered up high praise for the book, so I expected to like it and I ended up enjoying it eventhan I expectedThe novel is about Jack Palms, a former actor who made one hit action movie that gave him everything and then lost it all because of drug addiction and scandal When the novel begins, Jack is fresh out of rehab and offers to help one of his oldest friends s Jack Wakes Up was an incredibly fun novel Three authors I really enjoy Megan Abbott, Duane Swierczynski and Michael Connelly offered up high praise for the book, so I expected to like it and I ended up enjoying it eventhan I expectedThe novel is about Jack Palms, a former actor who made one hit action movie that gave him everything and then lost it all because of drug addiction and scandal When the novel begins, Jack is fresh out of rehab and offers to help one of his oldest friends show some out of towners around San Francisco Turns out these out of towners are ex KGB agents though and their in town looking to buy a large supply of cocaine And from there Jack Palms finds himself dragged into a drug war.The action in Jack Wakes Up is pure pulp crime and action at it s finest Harwood packs the novel with scenes that are exciting, illuminating, and often laugh out loud funny There is a villain to the piece but the morality in Jack Wakes Up is refreshingly grey instead of black and white Author Seth Harwood also packs the book with some truly memorable and fun characters like a drug dealer who s protected by a gigantic Samoan enforcer, a cop unafraid to bend the rules to get results, and the five Czech ex KGB agents They re great ,larger than life characters and they re friendship with the lead character really felt genuine You liked these guys even though they were coke sniffing, gun toting, ex spies.And the character of Jack Palms was also pretty intriguing too Harwood takes Palms, a good looking ex movie star, and makes him a likeable every man So I m very happy I tried Jack Wakes Up So much so that I m having a hard time waiting for the sequel to be released and might have to go to Harwood s website where I can listen an audio version of it


  7. Sam Bradley Sam Bradley says:

    I love Jack He was an actor who fell into the kind of negative behaviors that come with fame and money Successful in cleaning up his life after a public fiasco that put his career on hold, the money began to run out and boredom was setting in A meeting with an old friend and a decision to make a few quick bucks sends him off on a wild adventure This fast paced thriller doesn t even give you time to breathe between one gut wrenching, jaw dropping moment to the next We follow Jack through the I love Jack He was an actor who fell into the kind of negative behaviors that come with fame and money Successful in cleaning up his life after a public fiasco that put his career on hold, the money began to run out and boredom was setting in A meeting with an old friend and a decision to make a few quick bucks sends him off on a wild adventure This fast paced thriller doesn t even give you time to breathe between one gut wrenching, jaw dropping moment to the next We follow Jack through the streets of San Francisco as his quest pulls him deeper into the world of San Francsico drug dealing, and post cold war European drama Despite the fact his own life is threatened, Jack finds finds a resolve and determination he didn t know he had He s on a wild ride that gives his life a spark it hasn t seen for quite a while From the bouncers to the drug lords to the cocaine loving Czechoslovakians, there isn t a dull character in the book Warning don t read the last chapter before going to bed if you want to sleep anyway When you re finished and starting through JWU withdrawals, you ll be begging Seth to publish the next two Jack stories in print Well, Seth In the meantime, you can hear them at sethharwood.com


  8. Joshua Joshua says:

    The back cover of Jack Wakes Up has a quote from Megan Abbott, a writer I greatly admire that reads, like a long lost Mickey Spillane tale as directed by Robert Rodriguez I love Mickey Spillane s work and a Robert Rodriguez film always leaves me with a smile on my face So when I saw this at the book store I was instantly sold Sadly, the book nowhere lives up to Megan s billing It s not that Seth Harwood is a poor writer, in fact I quite enjoyed his crisp, in your face, break neck paced s The back cover of Jack Wakes Up has a quote from Megan Abbott, a writer I greatly admire that reads, like a long lost Mickey Spillane tale as directed by Robert Rodriguez I love Mickey Spillane s work and a Robert Rodriguez film always leaves me with a smile on my face So when I saw this at the book store I was instantly sold Sadly, the book nowhere lives up to Megan s billing It s not that Seth Harwood is a poor writer, in fact I quite enjoyed his crisp, in your face, break neck paced style It s just the plotting, the characterization, the overall story that I had issue with In my heart this review hurts, because I always hope that first time writers do well because everyone loves to read something bold and fresh from an up and coming new voice In the end, I am somewhat disappointed to discover Jack Wakes Up doesn t even come close to Megan s billing, but that s why I love the crime fiction world so much, there s alwaysand if you get disappointed you can always return to the worlds of Spillane, Poe, Doyle and Chandler Thank the stars for reprints completists


  9. Sam Sam says:

    Jack Wakes Up is just the beginning, but it is an important beginning How do hardboiled detectives get made Do they spring, fully formed from some dark closet, all of their quirks and mannerisms in place Or are they, like Jack Palms in the novel Jack Wakes Up , created through circumstance Jack could have turned his back on the death of his friend, but he didn t He could have told his friend s drug gangsters to take a hike, but he didn t He could have left well enough alone, but he didn t Jack Wakes Up is just the beginning, but it is an important beginning How do hardboiled detectives get made Do they spring, fully formed from some dark closet, all of their quirks and mannerisms in place Or are they, like Jack Palms in the novel Jack Wakes Up , created through circumstance Jack could have turned his back on the death of his friend, but he didn t He could have told his friend s drug gangsters to take a hike, but he didn t He could have left well enough alone, but he didn t He s no great hero, is Jack, but he is a very intriguing person, someone who wrestles with his own demons and who tries hard to figure out the right thing to do.I heartily recommend all the Jack Palms novels, so here, I am recommending this one Take it on faith it is a crime novel, so it isn t about cute widdle fuzzy kittens BUT it is a compelling, fast paced tale that takes you from the world of the silver screen to the world of the silver spoon and back again


  10. Jarek Jarek says:

    Jack Wakes Up by Seth Harwood is written very professionally, with author s skill and experience obvious in each sentence On the other hand, the plot and characters seem to be taken straight from a B class action flick of the 1980s or 1990s I admit this contrast puzzled me at the beginning However, once I realized that this is a convention deliberately chosen by the author, I started to really enjoy the fast action and punchy dialogue of the novel The audacious use of stereotypes and cliches Jack Wakes Up by Seth Harwood is written very professionally, with author s skill and experience obvious in each sentence On the other hand, the plot and characters seem to be taken straight from a B class action flick of the 1980s or 1990s I admit this contrast puzzled me at the beginning However, once I realized that this is a convention deliberately chosen by the author, I started to really enjoy the fast action and punchy dialogue of the novel The audacious use of stereotypes and cliches in Jake Wakes Up resembles Quentin Tarantino s Pulp Fiction If you are willing this accept this convention, you will like Seth Harwood s book