|Recoil (1953) [Novel]|
by Jim Thompson
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(From the publisher):
After fifteen yaers in the State Pen for armed robbery and kidnapping, Patrick M Cosgrove needs a job to get parole: but only one man is willing to give hime one, the sinister Doctor Roland Luther. Soon Lila, Luther's beautiful ash-blonde wife makes it clear that she comes as part of the package as well. Things couldn't look better for him, apart for one thing. If the jealous Doc finds out that he has laid one finger on Lila, Cosgrove could end up back at the Pen. Or in the morgue...
Original title: Recoil
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Noir