The Heartless

The Heartless

Perfect for fans of Robert Crais and John Sandford

Former LA County Deputy Bruno Johnson is now a bailiff in the courts having stepped down from his role on the Violent Crimes Team to spend more time with his daughter, Olivia. Bruno fears his job decision may have come too late when he gets a frantic call to extricate Olivia from a gunpoint situation in a LA gang-infested neighborhood. His desperation escalates when he realizes Louis Barkow, a stone-cold killer awaiting trial, had orchestrated that deadly tableau. When Barkow and three other criminals break out of jail and hit the streets, Bruno is plunged back into violent crime mode. Now, the agenda is personal—Olivia has become a pawn in the desperate chase of this sinister murderer. The walls are caving in on Bruno as violence escalates in his hunt for Barkow and his heart strings are stretched to the breaking point as he struggles to protect his daughter not only from the criminal violence swirling around them, but from Olivia’s own impetuous life choices.

Title:The Heartless
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781608093786
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  • Maureen

    I’m sure we’re all familiar with the old adage ‘Write about what you know ‘. This is particularly relevant for author David Putnam - having spent many years in law enforcement, he’s utilised...

  • David Putnam

    “David Putnam's The Heartless is terrific—a smart, well-written, relentless account of a battle against evil, fought by a protagonist who has a real man's flaws, but also shows us the kind of hero...

  • Luvtoread

    Suspenseful and Gritty Crime Novel!"Bad Boy Johnson" is the name Bruno Johnson was known as when he worked the streets as a hardcore detective in the Crime Task Force before he retired from the team t...

  • David Putnam

    “David Putnam's The Heartless is terrific—a smart, well-written, relentless account of a battle against evil, fought by a protagonist who has a real man's flaws, but also shows us the kind of hero...

  • Jean

    This is book seven in the Bruno Johnson Series. I was provided with an advanced Reader’s Edition for a review. The review is my own opinion of the story. I have read the prior books in the series. T...

  • Jon Nakapalau

    It is so refreshing to read a book that portrays peace officers in a realistic way: there is a tendency for simplistic 'angel/demon' stereotypes that are so common. David Putnam has given us Bruno Joh...

  • Karina

    4.5. ARC coming out Feb 2020... Thank you to David Putnam for personally sending me a copy of his new book and signing it. I wasn't asked to do a review but of course I am!I found the Bruno Johnson se...

  • Kathryn in FL

    The Heartless is a fast-paced, compelling, thrill romp! Bruno is a cop turned Court Bailiff trying to prioritize parenting his daughter, Olivia, alone who is nearly 16. While participating in a trial ...

  • Patricia

    THE HEARTLESS is an incredible read! David Putnam is a former cop who knows his business. He writing feel so very real that everything is believable. This is my first book in the Bruno Johnson series ...

  • Linda Strong

    LA County Deputy Bruno Johnson has stepped down from the Violent Crimes Team and is now a bailiff in the courts.During the trial of Louis Barkow, a well known killer, Bruno receives a call from this t...