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10 thoughts on “Johnny V and the Razor

  1. says:

    If you are a fan of Film Noir this is the book for you, its a dark and gritty story, beautifully written and drew me into the seedy gangster lifestyle Fabulous and not your typical romance either, this would have been a magnificent novel Sighs as you can see I...


  2. says:

    This review can be found at Brief Encounters Reviews.I ve read a couple of stories recently set in the 1920 s during the prohibition era and set in the world of alcohol smugglers and organized crime As the blurb notes, Johnny V is a driver for a crime boss who is trying to get a foothold in the illegal booze market in town However the local kingpin has taken exception to Johnny s boss, and one night Johnny is shocked when a strange man jumps in the car It doesn t take him long to figure out what happened He knows he s got minutes to live and tries to escape, however it goes awry and to his surprise the man doesn t kill him, but treats him to dinner and takes him back to his apartment.It seems Sloane, aka The Razor for his way of dealing with the competition, is the brother of the king pin and the enforcer When his brother realizes that Sloane has allowed a witness to live, he orders Johnny s death, however for some reason Sloane is compelled to take Johnny and run.There were two different aspects to this story, one I liked than the other The setting, and the atmosphere of the era was a definite character The tidb...


  3. says:

    Johnny V is screwed The driver for a bootlegger, he knows his number might be up when the big, muscular guy slips in the backseat of the car instead of Donnelly And when he is ordered to drive, he starts planning how he might survive the night.Sloan is an enforcer, the brawn to his brother Nick s brains He is good at eliminating threats, taking care of business and making all loose ends disappear Until he looks at Johnny V, and sees something in the handsome younger man that makes him want to take a chance Protect him Make him his His mouth was wide, with smooth lips that could make a man think about things he shouldn t So he does.Sloan takes Johnny V home with him And plans to keep him, till Nick catches wind of it Orders him to take care of it, or he will So Sloan has a choice to make Will this be the end of Johnny V This cool and slick slice of life short tale is well crafted, with characters smoothly drawn and brought boldly to the page with mad skill by Ryssa Edwards She brings a dark, dangerous era to l...


  4. says:

    4.5 starsExcellent short story set Prohibition era New York Sloane is the Razor, a hitman for his brother Nick, who runs the bootlegging business After killing his brother s rival, he is left with Johnny V, the man s driver and a witness to his crime In stead of killing him, Sloane is inexplicably drawn to the boy and decides to save him Johnny, a nineteen year old rail rider who had a tough life, is equally scared and attracted to the man with a wide, dark streak through his heart I liked how Sloane finds the vestiges of his humanity in the interaction with Johnny and how Johnny begins to see the safety in Sloane The best thing about this story though is atmosphere dark, oppressive and dangerous The prose was surprisingly lyrical at times, considering the dark themes and atmosphere, but befitting the men s...


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Johnny V and the Razor Reading Johnny V And The Razor Ryssa Edwards Ivogue.co.uk Johnny V Is A Driver For Mr Donnelly, A Bootlegger Who Got Too Greedy With The Wrong Man Sloane Is The Razor , The Muscle In His Brother Nick S Bootlegging Operation When Sloane Gives Donnelly His Final Payoff, Johnny S A Witness Only One Thing Keeps Sloane Off Death Row He Never Leaves Witnesses But Even Knowing What Nick Will Do To Them Both If He Finds Out, Sloane Can T Let Johnny Get Away.