The Bitch

The Bitch

Ex-con Jake Bishop is several years past his second stint in prison and has completely reformed. He’s married, expecting a child, and preparing to open his own hair salon. But then an old cellmate re-enters his life begging for a favor: to help him with a burglary. Forced by his code of ethics to perform the crime, Jake’s once idyllic life quickly plunges into an abyss. Jake soon realizes that there is only one way out of this purgatory . . . and it may rupture his soul beyond repair.

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    The Bitch Reviews

  • Mark Matthews

    I picked this book up from netgalley and am so glad I did. Five tremendous stars burning so bright they melted my eyelids right off. Sure, the premise may have been done before: Ex-con trying to fly s...

  • Josh

    THE BITCH largely refers to the three strikes rule of incarnation. Doing two bits previously, Jake Bishop wants to avoid a third, the bitch, which would effectively end his existence on the outside an...

  • Lee Thompson

    *3.5 stars*This is a fun romp about an ex-con gone straight who gets sucked into the life again through no fault of his own other than the history he shares with his old cell mate Spitball. Lots of da...

  • Gef

    Previously published a couple years ago, New Pulp Press has breathed new life into Les Edgerton's The Bitch with a new release this winter. I had heard about Edgerton last year through the Booked.Podc...

  • B.R. Stateham

    Les Edgerton is the kind of writer that pulls no punches. An The Bitch is the perfect example. The title of the book refers is a specific term uses by cons and ex-cons--and they're not talking about a...

  • Marvin

    The Bitch. Three strikes and you're out. Ha-bitch-ual criminal. One more pop and I knew the judge would be peering down at me over his wireframes and saying, "Jacob Bishop, I hereby sentence you to l...

  • Dana King

    True noir is hard to find. By “true noir,” I mean the classic story of a person who is not necessarily bad, but can be nudged in that direction, either through opportunity, or forced by events. Th...

  • Ian Ayris

    As it says in the blurb, 'the bitch' is prison slang for an 'habitual' criminal. A criminal is deemed 'habitual' if he is incarcerated three times. Jake has been inside twice, so 'the bitch' hangs ov...

  • Jack Getze

    I've watched a lot of cop shows, so I know The Bitch is what criminals call laws that say three strikes and you're out -- gonzo is the man convicted for the third felony to rot in prison for life. Som...

  • Scott

    I'm a huge admirer of Les Edgerton's novel THE RAPIST, so when I started his novel THE BITCH, I had high expectations. Not that I was expecting to read a book remotely like THE RAPIST, a masterpiece o...