The Run Begins by J. Frank James


Thanks to the author and Kelsey at Book Publicity Services for my copy of The Run Begins.

I read J. Frank James’s Dead Money Run recently, my review of which you can read here

I was happy to get a copy of The Run Begins as its the prequel to Dead Money Run, where we learn about how Lou Malloy ended up in prison for fifteen years.

This book is super short, like a mini mini novella. That being said it still took me two sittings. I did have to fall asleep some time!!! 😂

The Run Begins gives an insight into Lou’s character, and also how he met the other men who came to be on the team for the casino heist. 

As I’ve said, it’s really short. To be honest, I could have easily read more about Lou. I like him as a character. I’d suggest reading the novella before reading Dead Money Run. 

I gave The Run Begins 3 ⭐️ on Goodreads. 

Happy reading!😊📖

Dead Money Run by J. Frank James

My thanks to Kelsey at Book Publicity Services and J. Frank James for my copy of Dead Money Run in exchange for an honest review.

Book synopsis:
Lou Malloy learns of his sister’s death right before he is released from prison, having served 15 years for the theft of $15 million from an Indian casino. He wants two things: to keep the $15 million, which no one has been able to find, and to track down and punish whoever killed his sister.  


Lou Malloy teams up with Hilary Kelly, a private investigator. In no time, Lou has found the hidden $15 million, recovered guns and ammunition hidden with the money, and murdered two low-level mobsters and fed them to the crocodiles. 

As the body count rises, the story grows more complex and his sister’s death becomes more mysterious.

I have to say, I really enjoyed this book. I don’t know what I was expecting but Dead Money Run is definitely a good read!

Lou Malloy is serving 15 years in prison for his part in a casino robbery that left him $15 million dollars richer. Just before his release, he learns of his sisters murder so he leaves prison on a mission. Get the money and find out who killed his sister.

The book reads like an action movie. From once Lou walks out of prison, right to the end, the pace is kept up! Teaming up with Hilary Kelly is one of the better decisions Lou makes. Kelly is a strong character and she manages to soften Lou’s edges at times.

Dead Money Run is a fast paced crime caper! The amount of bodies piling up in the wake of Lou’s release is staggering, but it’s all in his quest to bring his sisters killer/killers to justice.

I really enjoyed the writing style of this book. The chapters are short so you fly through it! If you like action movies, your main character to be full of brawn and wild goose chases then this is the book for you!

I gave Dead Money Run 3 ⭐️ on Goodreads!

My thanks again to the author and Book Publicity Services for my copy!

Happy reading 😊📖