Rush epub

by Kim Wozencraft


Rush epub

ISBN: 0804107890

ISBN13: 978-0804107891

Author: Kim Wozencraft

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Genre Fiction

Language: English

Publisher: Ivy Books; Media Tie In, Reprint edition (April 29, 1991)

ePUB book: 1347 kb

FB2 book: 1828 kb

Rating: 4.6

Votes: 201

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. An undercover narcotics officer in Pasadena, Texas, Kirstin Cates finds herself seduced by the lure of heroin and cocaine.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. An undercover narcotics officer in Pasadena, Texas, Kristin Cates finds herself seduced by the lure of heroin and cocaine.

KIM WOZENCRAFT is the author of five novels, including the internationally best-selling Rush, which was adapted into a major motion picture starring Jennifer Jason Leigh

This raw, frighteningly realistic novel takes us to the explosive front lines. KIM WOZENCRAFT is the author of five novels, including the internationally best-selling Rush, which was adapted into a major motion picture starring Jennifer Jason Leigh. Her work has appeared in The Best American Essays, Texas Monthly, the Los Angeles Times, and numerous literary magazines and anthologies.

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Dallas, Texas, United States of America. Wozencraft was born in Dallas, Texas. Her first novel, Rush, is based on her experiences working as an undercover narcotics agent in Texas soon after President Richard Nixon declared the War on Drugs. rnHer novel, Notes From the Country Club, grew out of time served in federal prison.

Kim Wozencraft is an American author. She is best known as the author of the novel Rush, which was subsequently adapted into a 1991 feature film directed by Lili Fini Zanuck and starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jason Patric, Gregg Allman and Sam Elliott. Wozencraft was born in Dallas, Texas and attended Lake Highlands High School.

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An undercover narcotics officer in Pasadena, Texas, Kristin Cates finds herself seduced by the lure of heroin and cocaine, the charm of her unscrupulous, streetwise partner, and the corruption of her fellow cops
The 1991 movie (feat. Jason Patric and Jennifer Jason Leigh) is one of my all-time favorites. Everything about it - from the killer soundtrack, to Gregg Allman's menacing glare and scenery chewing presence, to Sam Elliot's pricelessness, to Max Perlman's comedic sensibility - is a tour de force of modern cinema noir. The book is clearly a different story told with different emphases but you know what? I'm darn glad I read it!
Just finished this book. I've watched the movie about 7 times, both are great, book is the best though. Should be required reading for anyone doing UC work. Don't expect it to be a "pick me up, feel great" read though, it's dark and depressing. I thought of a few of my female partners over the years reading it, all were great cops, all had hearts and felt, even in our tough profession.
Loved this book. Read it after watching the movie with Jason Patric and Jennifer Jason Leigh. It is written from a female narcotics officer's view. Recommend!
if you love the movie then you'll love the book way better than the movie I just loved the characters and the story just a great read.
Good summer read. A little gross at times. Clueless protagonist.
Loved this book. I didn't put it down.
So if you had a job in a liquor store and you spend all evening drinking the liquor how long do you think your job would last?

Now, you have a job as an undercover narcotics officer. Your job is to buy dope so as to set up the dealers for take downs. No dealer will sell to you unless you fix right there the first time. It's inevitable you or your partner/colleague are going to get hooked.

This is a good, well written novel. The main character is a young girl who joins the police force and ends up as an undercover "narc". Her partner, Jim, soon becomes her lover and the two of them move in together and do as much dope, cocaine, meth, qualuudes, crank, pcp etc etc as they buy. Their collective reasoning is that it goes with the job.

Problem is, undercover narcs, even though it's common knowledge they do, are NOT supposed to sample the contraband. When her partner gets sick (spun) Kristen approaches her chief. He now knows illegality is taking place but, on his quest for promotion, he's torn tween getting the "busts" and bringing in the sick guy.

From then on it's about departmental politics, and you have to ask yourself, where does the line get drawn between doing wrong to do what's right? Ultimately the many departments of law enforcement are tasked with stopping society implode on itself. But, that task in itself demands that the lines be blurred once you put the good guys in amongst the bad.

Great book which I recommend. Well done to Kim Wozencraft.
This is a powerful novel about under cover narcotics operations and of the often
invisible, non-existent delineation between narc and pusher. "I played both
roles, I was both sided. I comprehended their longing, I shared their needs.
And I despised us all. The difference between them and me was that I under-
stood there was no difference." (p. 175).

The relationship between Kristen and Jim, the two police officers and lovers is
so horrifyingly destructive that it is difficult to read about.

It is a first novel so it tended to be spotty in places but it was the most evocative
true to life depiction of addiction, need and desperation that I've ever read.
Speed, cocaine and need are put into words as I've never read them before.

Entwined into the depiction of undercover narcotics operations is the depiction
of police corruption and the stupidity of the war on drugs. Also, we are horri-
fied to realize that bureaucratic and societal corruption extends to every level.