Book Review: 'Upon Release From Prison (Roll Call) by Glenn Langohr
The 'Roll Call' series follows numerous characters across the board in the drug trade. This volume has us revisiting some old friends in the series again.
BJ has served 10 years in California State Prison. While he was incarcerated, he penned a novel based on his life experiences. With his book on Amazon, he has high hopes & wishes to start a non-profit. Girlfriend Annette tries desperately to escape her addiction. Spending time homeless with BJ, she repeatedly has her sobriety challenged. Paranoid & evil drug lord, El Diablo, keeps his legend alive by plowing through his competition. Details of his bloody reign carry on in this tale. Damon Smith continues to be haunted by heroin-crazed narcotics Detective Pincher, who has his own issues with some unsavory chaps. Prison scenes aren't excluded as we follow more organized crime & racial tension.
The characters are brilliant. Even if you've missed the other books in the 'Roll Call' series, you'll easily gain your footing. You'll cheer and shake your head at BJ. Audible oh-no's will escape at Pincher's escapades.
So far, I prefer this one over the others in the series. It reads in a more fluid & refines way. A word of caution: there are sexual situations, drug use, violence & cursing. It's not saturated with these. Perhaps they should be expected in a prison novel.
I look forward to more in this series. Glenn Langohr is on to something. I was figuratively handcuffed to my Kindle for the duration of the book. It deserves all 5 of 5 stars.