Book Review: Lou Malloy: The Run Begins by J.Frank James

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Lou Malloy is 18 years old and ready for the world. His brother Sam has left and his sister wants to move to Florida with the family. Malloy is having none of it and on a wild moment decides to hope in a railcar going he knows not where. The important thing is that it’s not in Kansas. He has a problem and that problem is money. He doesn’t have any until Henry Lowe, who is in the same railcar, offers Malloy the deal of a lifetime. All he has to do is help Lowe rob a casino in Georgia. With the promise of a big payday, Malloy throws in with the scheme and seal his fate forever…. AND THE RUN BEGINS


Lou Malloy: The Run Begins is a novella and the prequel of Dead Money Run. The story introduces the character of Lou Malloy who is described as a man of action. The story focuses on what happened in Lou Malloy’s early life and about his decisions which changed his life for ever.

The book is 54 pages long and can be read in one go. The writing is easy and enjoyable. I definitely recommend reading this book if you are into Dead Money Run since it provides great insight into Lou’s early life.



The story definitely leaves the reader wanting more as the rest of the story is revealed in the next book and that’s why I haven’t decided the rating yet. As of now, I’m giving it two stars.


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