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Bad Way Out ❴Download❵ ➾ Bad Way Out Author C. Hoyt Caldwell – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk ER Percy s whiskey making days are turned upside down by the sudden appearance of a giant naked man, an unsavory job offer from a drug dealer, and a sultry local girl hell bent on making it as difficu ER Percy s whiskey making days are turned upside down by the sudden appearance of a giant naked man, an unsavory job offer from a drug dealer, and a sultry local girl hell bent on making it as difficult as possible for him to keep his vows to his wife He wants nothing than to sell his illegal wares and be left alone Unfortunately, the whiskey man is about to come to Bad Way eBook Ô terms with the only way for that to happen the Bad Way Out.


About the Author: C. Hoyt Caldwell

C Hoyt Caldwell is a writer with an aggravating affinity for the South, and the people it creates The characters in his stories are loosely based on folks that both inspired and troubled him growing up in a tiny Tennessee town He s not smart enough to be subtle, so his work tends to be tasteless and gritty He s not out to offend anyone, but he s also not out to Bad Way eBook Ô win anyone over either His stories are full of sex, violence, and attempts at humor.



10 thoughts on “Bad Way Out

  1. Melki Melki says:

    Hell, we can make liquor out of a dirty rag and yeast It will taste like fermented shit, but it will get you snockered six ways to Sunday without turning you blind.E.R Percy is highly skilled in the 190 proof arts, and makes a modest profit selling his wares to the local community The law tends to give him a pass, but his business has not escaped the notice of meth kingpin Milo Milo wants E.R on his payroll and under his thumb E.R is understandably not too keen on the idea Maiden Falls, Hell, we can make liquor out of a dirty rag and yeast It will taste like fermented shit, but it will get you snockered six ways to Sunday without turning you blind.E.R Percy is highly skilled in the 190 proof arts, and makes a modest profit selling his wares to the local community The law tends to give him a pass, but his business has not escaped the notice of meth kingpin Milo Milo wants E.R on his payroll and under his thumb E.R is understandably not too keen on the idea Maiden Falls, he patiently explains has a moonshine economy, and don t need no new fangled spirits dirtying up these mountains.Unfortunately, this is not E.R s only sticky situation A woman is missing, and her baby sister, a full on teenage temptress, has decided the much married E.R should be her next conquest.And then there s the problem of the naked giant who showed up one morning in E.R s brewing shedThis is a careening, twisty, no brakes ride down a mountain road It s as stimulating as a can of Pringles inside joke , and every bit as good as Caldwell s other novel The Closeout Kings If you re looking for thrills with some humor tossed into the mix, I highly recommend both books My favorite passagewithout the rhythmic proselytizing, the church going crowd may just realize that God don t lack for nothing, and about all he needs a preacher for is to keep watch over his Bible collection.Praise the lord and pass the ammunition


  2. Randy Randy says:

    If, on thehunt for your next sexy and riveting backwoods thriller you stumble or fall into Bad Way Out by C Hoyt Caldwell, you will have landed in an infested nest of raunch and dirty thrills and one great summer read If it were not for the breeze of human decency blowing through these savage and carnal events, this book s many pleasures might be found guilty You might even think James Lee Burke abandoned Cajun lit, but left his prose to spit and smolder under a stretch of hot asphal If, on thehunt for your next sexy and riveting backwoods thriller you stumble or fall into Bad Way Out by C Hoyt Caldwell, you will have landed in an infested nest of raunch and dirty thrills and one great summer read If it were not for the breeze of human decency blowing through these savage and carnal events, this book s many pleasures might be found guilty You might even think James Lee Burke abandoned Cajun lit, but left his prose to spit and smolder under a stretch of hot asphalt that cuts through God s Little Acre Having dropped into this den of vipers and criminal intent you will soon meet many a dark heart where the sun refuses to shine Take a deep breath and leave the wrangling to C Hoyt Caldwell Because, Caldwell, he knows these folk, and to read his pages is to let these intoxicating tongues in, under your skin, where the tension coils like a copperhead Caldwell s voice slashes through the modern canebreak of plagued hill folk, the moonshine trade, the meth heads, the lure of fast money in meagre doses, and the occasional freak of nature one must take in stride to walk then run for your life through these troubled hills At times Caldwell s writing hurls us along at a spare but breakneck pace, with the surety of some Hemingway riding the horn and rails on his midnight express through the pines There are no super heroes here But there is the stray good man and good beast of the woods Blessedly, there are good women to be had here too, if a man makes an effort Some effort is required because, for better or worse, these hollers are still endowed with those shirt busting lusty country girls who would turn most any man to beast and then make the beast go bad Pipe puffing bootlegger E.R Percy is aware of the beast within him Yet he is one of those stray good men, a common man, unadorned He is wise to the woods where he must hide to cook his brain curdling brew, doing his business in the dark places He is wise to the evil and the freaks that too often crawl out of those trees Even if that cold blooded evil snakes into Percy s life and business out of a slimy, big city cesspool In this modern cautionary telling, Percy soon finds he must call on homefolk and kinfolk, uneasy friends and even freaks, to fight this urban viper in their midst.You see, E.R Percy is a bit of Dixie fried Raymond Chandler, a turn I find refreshing Instead of Chandler s mean streets, E.R Percy is a character who is not mean but must travel these mean backroads, cleaving to his own countryman s code, remaining neither tarnished nor afraid , lest he lose his very soul In the process, Percy remains the only hope for salvation to so many of the lost souls he encounters daily in this nefarious neck of the woods He knows that most will end their days washed only in the blood money of outsiders Bad Way Out is one damn good book, a relentless and hellbent ride, and it deserves to be read C Hoyt Caldwell rips the skin off any Dollywood or Deliverance delusions of the Blue Ridge fantasy, revealing the often cruel and grinding poverty in the hopeless hollers, hidden behind the tourist traps He does not flinch He does not blink He shines naked light on the despair that drives the two bit psychobilly underworld of today where common but nasty acts, ruthless doings, and dirty cash can leave you only a bad way out


  3. Deacon D. Deacon D. says:

    A bizarre discovery by straight talking moonshiner E.R Percy is just the beginning in this cleverly executed countrified thriller.Realistic down home dialogue and humor and nicely fleshed out characters highlight this tale of a simple man who finds himself facing a tempting moral dilemma even as he becomes embroiled in a terrible mystery The recurring theme of family throughout the story makes this engaging thriller endearing as well as exciting.Hang on readers, because y all are gonna have A bizarre discovery by straight talking moonshiner E.R Percy is just the beginning in this cleverly executed countrified thriller.Realistic down home dialogue and humor and nicely fleshed out characters highlight this tale of a simple man who finds himself facing a tempting moral dilemma even as he becomes embroiled in a terrible mystery The recurring theme of family throughout the story makes this engaging thriller endearing as well as exciting.Hang on readers, because y all are gonna have some fun with this one Highly recommended


  4. Cherryl Harris Cherryl Harris says:

    I ve never imagined myself as someone interested in westerns or countray type literature but I got sucked in to this one due to the title and then there was Sometimes the only way out is the bad way out and I was hooked It took me 2 days to finish this book but only because work and sleep got in the way If you re faint of heart, faint of sensibilities or faint of stomach then no pass on by BUT if you like just reading a dang good book amongst all the other crud out there t I ve never imagined myself as someone interested in westerns or countray type literature but I got sucked in to this one due to the title and then there was Sometimes the only way out is the bad way out and I was hooked It took me 2 days to finish this book but only because work and sleep got in the way If you re faint of heart, faint of sensibilities or faint of stomach then no pass on by BUT if you like just reading a dang good book amongst all the other crud out there then you ll enjoy this one


  5. Keith Nixon Keith Nixon says:

    E.R Percy is the best moonshine maker in the Tennessee mountains But business isn t as usual when one day he finds a naked giant in his brewing shed Then a local girl is found stabbed to death and the competition for an illegal high steps up Milo, tired of being outdone by E.R offers him a job he can t refuse Unfortunately he does.The author claims in his bio that he s not smart enough to be subtle On the strength of this excellent book I have to disagree with him.The action takes place i E.R Percy is the best moonshine maker in the Tennessee mountains But business isn t as usual when one day he finds a naked giant in his brewing shed Then a local girl is found stabbed to death and the competition for an illegal high steps up Milo, tired of being outdone by E.R offers him a job he can t refuse Unfortunately he does.The author claims in his bio that he s not smart enough to be subtle On the strength of this excellent book I have to disagree with him.The action takes place in Maiden Falls where, as E.R says, you only end up if you re lost or hiding As a result there s a whole host of fascinating and gritty characters on show.E.R spends most of his time making moonshine and selling it to the locals He has a distant relationship with his wife, Rose, and is estranged from his father He makes enough money to survive, but life doesn t change much Only meth heads cause him any trouble, all supplied by local bad boy, Ford.But from the first pages E.R s life is gradually turned upside down A girl is found dead, then her teenage sister, Eva, begins to throw herself at E.R and a huge guy appears in his brewing shed naked and unconscious.Then, tired of losing business, Ford s boss Milo makes E.R a job offer sell his drugs But E.R doesn t do drugs and he says no Unfortunately Milo is somewhat unhinged and undertakes an increasingly vicious campaign against E.R and then his family All the while he s fighting Eva off, strengthening his bond with Rose and investigating the local girl s murder.As the pages turned the story became increasingly engaging and enthralling E.R narrates the story in first person so the reader receives his hillbilly vernacular and behavior in full flow It s done sufficiently well that this adds to the story, supporting the action which occurs as a consequence of the moonshine maker s upbringing and nature.Here s an example of the writing Cousin Crick was asleep in the lawn chair in front of an old shack I used for my second still How that poor chair supported his fat ass, I ll never know Crick came close to 30 pounds with about 20 of them located in his chin.There are some grim elements murders, torture and the corrupt church but these are delivered with a wry sense of humour and are by no means gory or black There s also a strong family and friends message in the narrative.The tension ramps up really well and by the latter half of the book all I wanted to do was turn the page and find out what happens The ending is well done and ties perfectly together.All in all an excellent read Originally reviewed for Books and Pals blog May have received free review copy


  6. Jerry Nicholas Jerry Nicholas says:

    For pure escapism this is a fair readFor pure escapism this is a fair read but I doubt it will win any awards Much of it is to farfetched to be believable It needs to behonest mountain folk It reads like a city slicker trying to tell a country story and it just doesn t make it.


  7. Rory Costello Rory Costello says:

    Delightful update of that classic American genre, the moonshine story Great characters, starting with the hero, E.R Percy Very funny, often racy, salted liberally but not gratuitously with violence The most surprising element is the homespun philosophy.


  8. Brent Brent says:

    I picked this book up becauses algorithms suggested I might like it, and I decided to give it a chance based on the many positive reviews specifically including a glowing review by Keith Nixon at BigAl s Books Pals as well as the extremely low Kindle price of 99 cents Boy, am I glad I did The author has a very unique voice which really shines through his use of the 1st person POV in Bad Way Out E.R Percy and the circle of miscreants and well intentioned, but imperfect, g I picked this book up becauses algorithms suggested I might like it, and I decided to give it a chance based on the many positive reviews specifically including a glowing review by Keith Nixon at BigAl s Books Pals as well as the extremely low Kindle price of 99 cents Boy, am I glad I did The author has a very unique voice which really shines through his use of the 1st person POV in Bad Way Out E.R Percy and the circle of miscreants and well intentioned, but imperfect, good ol boys who populate Maiden Falls make a great bunch of characters, and the tale is really well orchestrated From the very first scene where E.R struggles to deal with an unusual and unexpected discovery in his moonshine still shed, this book had my full attention The humor is dark and biting in many ways, and the language used is often profane, but both the humor and the language felt quite authentic based on my long experience living in the hills of Appalachia.E.R is self aware enough to recognize his imperfections, but he serves as a strong protagonist for this tale clever, stubborn, honest, and keenly aware of his surroundings, including many of his neighbors foibles and sins His attempt to help a Yankee meth dealer understand his hometown s culture and its perspective on things particularly pertaining to its love of America which often does not extend to the politicians who run its government was short on fancy words, but really seemed to hit the nail on the head.While Bad Way Out may not be the so called Great American Novel and the last 20% of the book in particular had a number of typos that a good editor should have caught it nonetheless kept me entertained, engaged, and frequently belly laughing from start to finish If you re not offended by profanity or cynicism, I highly recommend it


  9. Susan Moore Susan Moore says:

    Good story about Tennessee hill people moonshiners What a vivid imagination I hope hogs pigs don t get a steady diet of what they ate in this story The characters were always surprising me with their intelligence There s a lot of action, and mysteries that were solved Very different from the genres I usually read but I enjoyed it very much.


  10. Tarryn Claassen Tarryn Claassen says:

    4 STARS This is one of those books that you suspect wont entertain you and then just does It has a nice big helping of good characters, southern charm, a substantial amount of blood and a few likable bastards.


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