Rush has ratings and 24 reviews. Jerome said: A compulsive read based on true life experiences of Kim Wozencraft where a Catholic girl becomes an und. Kim Wozencraft meant to spend her life putting drug pushers behind several years before the success of her autobiographical novel Rush would take her far. Kim Wozencraft`s Rush seems to be the first middle-class white girl junkie novel for the “thirtysomething“ generation. It`s full of meaningful.
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JUNKIE STORY GETS UPDATE, SEX CHANGE RUSH. BY KIM WOZENCRAFT. RANDOM HOUSE. $18.95.
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This raw, frighteningly realistic novel takes us to the explosive front lines of the drug war. Kristin Cates, former Catholic schoolgirl turned narc, is herself turning into an addict.
Slowly drowning in the ugly world of the junkie, she makes a bogus case against a businessm an and soon finds herself the target of a murderer.
Hardcoverpages. Published March 24th by Random House first published January 1st United States of America. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Sozencraftplease sign up. Lists with This Book. May 10, Jerome Peterson rated it really liked it.
A compulsive read based on true life experiences of Kim Wozencraft where a Catholic girl becomes an undercover narcotics cop and gets sucked into the life of a junkie. The book is well written and the pace is fast, thrilling, and each page is printed with plenty of suspense.
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A movie was made from this novel, but unfortunately like most movies they must cut parts and scenes that the book is filled with. A profound read nonetheless and a mu A compulsive read based on true life experiences of Kim Wozencraft where a Catholic girl becomes an undercover narcotics cop and gets sucked into the life of a junkie.
A profound read nonetheless and a must read for the crowd that enjoys cop adventure type novels. Dec 28, SmarterLilac rated it really liked it.
The first book that made me think about the lives of drug abusers. And the cops who prosecute them. Sometimes, I still think about the scenes in which the protagonist describes her first encounters with opiates ‘Bits of talk floated around me’;’The immaculate conception in powder form. I wish the film had had the guts to make the ending of the movie as gritty, r The first book that made me think about the lives of drug abusers.
I wish the film had had the guts to make the ending of the movie as gritty, real and depressing as the end of this novel is. Anyone who loves good fiction. November 30, – December 2, I’d seen the movie first and was blown away by it. Exploring my sisters books I came across this one and absorbed it very quickly. It knocked me off my feet more than the movie did, yet those who read see a movie as their eyes scan each word.
Visualization is a brilliant and wonderful part of using one’s mind! This story is a winner for me! I’d read it again. Jun 25, Lori rated it it was amazing Shelves: Another not-exact look at my adolescence, only I was on the outside of the drama i. I didn’t live the life in the book, just watched those around me do so.
Taut, well-written and terrifying. Aug 03, KJP rated it liked it. Read this book in HS- loved it and the movie it was made into How often does that happen. Jan 26, Christy rated it it was amazing. Great bookgreat moviegreat soundtrack. This book was surprisingly well written. I got it for 50 cents at a yard sale many years ago and never bothered to read it, but I figured now was a good time. Apparently, it was also turned into a movie, which I found interesting. Anyway, the book was about an undercover narcotics agent and some of the trials and tribulations she and her partner went through.
From becomming friends with the people they were supposed to arrest, to getting hooked on some drugs themselves because the sellers won’t This book was surprisingly well written. From becomming friends with the people they were supposed to arrest, to getting hooked on some drugs themselves because the sellers won’t trust you if you don’t do it with themto getting shot at by someone who they had convicted in the past.
It’s very suspenseful, but entertaining, although it gave me nightmares the entire week I was reading it. If you like suspenseful books, or moral dilemmas, this would be a good book for you to read. Jan 16, SouthWestZippy rated it really liked it Shelves: Kristen Cates is working as a waitress when she is talked into joining the police force. Because of her unknown face and young age she is quickly partnered with Jim Raynor, a undercover narc. This story just about has it all, good cop, bad cop, drugs, love story, drugs and much more.
Story is fast paced and well written. Characters are both likable and hate-able. I would have liked a little more background on the characters to understand what exactly got them into the positions they found themsel Kristen Cates is working as a waitress when she is talked into joining the police force.
I would have liked a little more background on the characters to understand what exactly got them into the positions they found themselves in but what Kim Wozencraft gives you works and make it believable. Apr 22, Alice Harbin rated it did not like it Shelves: I did not finish it.
The very thought of a young woman being taught to do drugs so she could be an undercover agent for the police did not set well with me. They did not even send her to the police academy until later. She is romantically involved with her boss and evidently he with her. This is where I quit reading it. Jan 13, Sharon rated it liked it. Almost feels hard to believe this is based on a true story. Exciting foray into the dark underworld of a narcotics cop and the dangers, both internal and external, that threaten their very existence when they take this career path.
Nov 01, Jeff Sauri rated it liked it. This is one of those rare cases where the movie was actually better than the book. I still enjoyed the novel. But it really didn’t offer any more detail than the movie and seemed to be missing an overall theme.
Still, the movie only covers about half the book, so it was interesting to continue reading what happens to characters with whom the reader becomes attached. My book club was looking for realistic fiction set in Houston. Pasadena and Beaumont and Corpus Christi are close enough. Mar 27, Tammy rated it really liked it Shelves: I love that the main character is a strong young woman, with none of the stereotypical traits.
She is not so tough as smart, resourceful and athletic. It’s a heartbreaking story of what one woman does for love, without it being a ‘romance.
The end was a serious downer, but it all worked. What happened to this writer? Jul 26, Lawonda rated it it was amazing.
This is a favorite of mine! Interesting look at cops gone wrong. Feb 02, Tiffany Ratliff rated it really liked it.
This book is full of adrenaline right from the start. Very well written and an outstanding read.
Oct 20, justablondemoment rated it liked it Shelves: This was really a good book for a debut. There were a few times I got a little confused but mostly it flowed well. I have also seen the movie and while different than the book both were good. May 12, Linda rated it really liked it. A true story involving narcotics officers who became addicted and corrupted. Feb 25, Harrison rated it really liked it. Read this in the late 80’s. I remember I couldn’t put it down.