By Denis Johnson
Nelson Fairchild, Jr., has a Thriving Marijuana company in California's lush redwood nation -- and a few severe difficulties. His marriage has long gone to pot, and he may possibly lose his land, funds, and crop within the divorce payment. What's extra, short of a few quickly funds, Nelson had foolishly agreed to smuggle $90,000 worthy of cocaine via customs for Harry Lally, Jr., an enormous participant in a drug syndicate. taking flight ahead of bringing the medication via, he flushes the powder. Now Lally desires him useless, and goons are sizzling on his path. determined, terrified, and by myself, for Nelson, there's just one manner out.
Denis Johnson's largest and most intricate ebook but, Already lifeless is "a fiercely poetic journey de force.... It's additionally a hell of a read" (Details).
The hugely acclaimed novel from certainly one of today's so much attention-grabbing writers, Already lifeless "offers almost about every little thing that mystery dealers search for: medicinal drugs, booze, intercourse, murderous violence, a soupcon of the supernatural and a wide solid of enterprising psychopaths" (Time).
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Pay no attention to what that drunkard says. When this is finished we will get more. " Robert Jordan swallowed down the last of the absinthe, feeling it, gulped that way, making a warm, small, fume-rising, wet, chemicalchange-producing heat in him and passed the cup for wine. The girl dipped it full for him and smiled. " the gypsy asked. The others, who had not opened their mouths after the change of allegiance, were all leaning forward to listen now. "Yes," Robert Jordan said. "It is something easy to do.
The brother said. He had not taken any before. "These are like the other had. " "We were all at the train," the brother said quietly. " "That is what we should do now," Pablo said. " "We can do that," Robert Jordan said. " He could see that the wife of Pablo had turned now from the fire and was listening. When he said the word "bridge" every one was quiet. "After the bridge," he said again deliberately and took a sip of the absinthe. I might as well bring it on, he thought. It's coming anyWay.
She was looking into his face and smiling and he noticed she had fine gray eyes. " "No," said Robert Jordan, trusting her instantly. " "No es nada," she said. "A bridge is nothing. " "Later. " "What a pity. Never have I seen such an explosion. He was a man of talent. He pleased me very much. It is not possible to do another train now? There are many men here now in the hills. Too many. It is already hard to get food. It would be better to get out. " "All the better," the mujer of Pablo said. "Let us blow all the bridges there are here and get out.