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ISBN: 0340684895
Language: English
Publisher: New English Library; New Ed edition (1999)
Pages: 273
Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 412
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Philip Reed doesn't waste any time getting down to business in his second book about a slightly bent but basically good-hearted Los Angeles car dealer named Harold Dodge

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Philip Reed doesn't waste any time getting down to business in his second book about a slightly bent but basically good-hearted Los Angeles car dealer named Harold Dodge. On page one, right after a bunch of gangbangers on the 405 freeway give thumbs-up approval to his lime green '64 Chevy Impala SS with 300-horsepower engine, Harold begins to muse: "He had lived here his whole life until he was forced to leave the country last year because of a couple of murders he didn't commit.

Philip Reed's first novel, Bird Dog, earned him Edgar and Anthony award nominations.

Life continues to throw Harold Dodge some wicked curves  . Philip Reed's first novel, Bird Dog, earned him Edgar and Anthony award nominations. He currently test drives cars and writes features for an on-line automobile site. Other books in the series. Harold Dodge (2 books). Books by Philip Reed. Mor. rivia About Low Rider.

Low Rider: A Car Noir. The sequel to Bird Dog. Take widow Vikki Covo for instance, she's blonde, she's beautiful, and she's angling for a million dollar settlement on her husband's life insurance policy

Life continues to throw Harold Dodge some wicked curves. Take widow Vikki Covo for instance, she's blonde, she's beautiful, and she's angling for a million dollar settlement on her husband's life insurance policy. Vikki's a woman Harold could love, the only problem is that now Harold is the number one suspect in her husband's death.

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It was no secret to anyone around him that Gavin Reed had a crush on you. That is to everyone but you, you however are in a relationship with Connor. Something that Gavin finds out and just can't let go.



I don't know why Phil Reed has not garnerd more accalim or commrcial success. I would like to see a half-dozen more books in this series. His non-hero anti-hero rumple-suited car expert and unlikely knight in rusted armor makes for a page-turner.

I still want to know what happened after this book. I even wrote the author. He needs to write another book.
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Vikki Covo offers car dealer Harold Dodge a substantial amount of money if he can get the cause of her spouse's death changed from suicide to homicide so that the widow can collect on the deceased's multi-million dollar life insurance. Seeing an opportunity to make a substantial killing, Harold travels to Santa Barbara to convince the local police department that his former boss Joe was a murder victim.
To his surprise, the police buy Harold's theory. To his chagrin, they name him as the prime suspect as he had the means, the motive, and the opportunity. In addition to his problems with the local officials, Harold soon realizes that Joe's many cronies are coming out of the Southern California smog to claim partnerships with the victim, thereby making it even more difficult to determine who, in fact, actually killed the man. Still, Joe with the help of his paramour, begins his own investigation if only to prove that he is innocent.
Though not quite on the BMW level of his debut novel BIRD DOG), the second appearance of Harold Dodge is clearly a top of the line read. The characters are all fun, especially Harold, who seems to find a way to not only get in trouble but to condemn occupational groups (from car salespersons to insurance agents). The who-done-it is interesting with non-stop action scenes. Philip Reed sinks the winning FREE THROW with this classy amateur sleuth series.

Harriet Klausner
Phil Reed has created a modern Don Quixote in the unlikely form of Harold Dodge. Dodge is your average, hard-working joe that has become the fodder for the miscreants of our society. He gets mad as hell in BIRD DOG and marches right through into LOW RIDER on a one-man quest to correct the incorrigible wrongs and infidels that have befallen him. In lieu of his trusty steed is a lime green '64 Chevy Impala SS with plenty of horsepower to crusade against the evil gang-bangers, rip-off insurance agents and crooked car dealers. Dodge battles to get a piece of an insurance settlement on a man that he has wrongly been accused of murdering in BIRD DOG.
The journey is replete with temptations, brutality, maidens in distress and evil at every stop light. It is a battle that will keep you on the edge of your seat and white knuckled as you race to a climatic conclusion.
Phil Reed has created a marvelous world where the good guy fights back and even has a chance at the girls and the fast cars. It is my hope and wish that this is just the begining of a long and exciting career for both Phil Reed and Harold Dodge. Long live the "car noir"!
The beauty of _Bird Dog_ lay in its depiction of Harold Dodge, the hapless, quirky and strangely effective "negotiator". In the first work, Dodge seemed to be an eight-ball on a pool table... continually getting knocked around, yet cunningly figuring out plausible solutions to seemingly insurmountable troubles.
_Low Rider_ is disappointing when compared with _Bird Dog_. Dodge no longer seems as interesting and enigmatic a character (a function of weak plotting and lack of additional character development, in my opinion only). The plot centers around the events that lead to the theft of Dodge's car and his pursuit of its return. And conceptually, it doesn't get much more complicated than that.
The observation, below, that _Low Rider_ requires familiarity with _Bird Dog_ is accurate. Had I not read the first work, I would have been quite confused.
Reed can do better. The plotting and character development were both lacking here. And yet, Reed's skills are so strong that he compels the reader to finish. And, in fact, the ending is not disappointing. One hopes that Dodge returns in a finer context and one that befits Reed's abilities.
Low Rider, the second in a series with ex-car salesman Harold Dodge, is another fast paced ride through the streets of LA. This time Harold is teamed with Vicki Corvo, a block-buster blonde with a penchant for automobiles.
Down on her luck since her husband disappeared in Bird Dog, complements of Harold and his lover, Marianna, Vicki entices Harold into revealing to the police where the body of her husband can be found so she can collect on his life insurance.
Vicki `s lust for bad boys makes for some steamy scenes and close near misses with danger. Harold, lead as always by his mail organ rather than his better judgment, tries to set things right for Vicki, all the while trying to avoid the LAPD and an assortment of Los Angeles-style bottom-feeders.
Reed's characters are quirky, but real. From Fabian, a burly enforcer for his brother's chop shop and a wanna-be opera singer, to Dash, a sleek blonde insurance salesman who's also a cold-blooded killer, they live in the reader's mind and make for a great read.
If you liked Bird Dog, Reed's first novel, you'll love Low Rider!
Author Phil Reed has come up with a loveable protagonist in Harold Dodge. He's rough around the edges, knows it, struggles with it, never gives in or gives up. He's much like Odysseus (sorry for the metaphor!) in that the winds of the world buffet the heck out of him, but with wiles and a gimlet eye, he keeps battling. It's nice to have a noir-type character who is willing to take burdens on his shoulders, and still dream of finding a perfect life for himself, his Dad and his girl. I look forward to the further adventures of the scraggy-edged charmer, Harold Dodge.

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