Monday, February 8, 2021

Showcase- The Ruthless by David Putnam Oceanview Publishing

Today I'm showcasing David Putnam's latest in his series staring Sheriff Bruno Johnson, The Ruthless.

ISBN-13: 978-1608094066
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
Release Date: 02/02/2021
Length: 336pp
Bruno Johnson #8
Buy It: Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound


Bruno Johnson, shaken to his core, but still a formidable force—an unrelenting focus on doing the right thing—unwilling to let anyone or anything stand in his way

Pushed to his emotional limit, Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputy Bruno Johnson struggles to hold his family together while immersed in his unrelenting career. His daughter, Olivia, is a teen mom to twin toddlers; her common-law husband, Derek Sams, is a thug; and one of their little boys has disappeared under his care.

The overwhelming intensity demanded of Bruno on this personal level is compounded by the brutal shotgun murder of a superior court judge and his wife, both friends of his. Bruno cannot ignore these violent crimes even though he’s supposedly off the law enforcement grid—undercover—working an illegal gun sting.

Tragedy strikes Bruno’s life on all fronts: family, friends, and professional—however, none of these colossal forces can match the unthinkable catastrophe that will forever dominate Bruno’s life.

Perfect for fans of Robert Crais and Michael Connelly


The Reckless is a realistic and highly entertaining police procedural.” —Robin Burcell, New York Times best-selling author

“David Putnam provides an insider’s knowledge of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. His characters and settings are rich and authentic, and his dialogue is spot on accurate.” —Robert Dugoni, New York Times best-selling author

“Putnam puts his years of law enforcement experience to good use in The Squandered, a shocking and intense tale of brotherly love and redemption realized in the midst of moral decay. It’s a raw and gritty story I couldn’t put down.” —C. J. Box, New York Times best-selling author​

“David Putnam knows the mean streets and the characters who inhabit them better than anyone writing crime fiction. In The Heartless, Putnam is at the top of his game. Fans of Bruno Johnson will rejoice at this latest offering.” —Alan Russell, New York Times best-selling author

The Series

About the author:
During his career in law enforcement, best-selling author David Putnam has done it all: worked in narcotics, violent crimes, criminal intelligence, hostage rescue, SWAT, and internal affairs, to name just a few. He is the recipient of many awards and commendations for heroism. The Ruthless is the eighth novel in the best-selling Bruno Johnson Crime Series, following The Disposables, The Replacements, The Squandered, The Vanquished, The Innocents, The Reckless, and The Heartless. Putnam lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife, Mary.


  1. My palms started sweating just reading your This sounds like a high intensity read!

    1. yes Kim your palms will get more sweaty if you pick it up LOL

  2. Oh that sounds like it would be such a ride to read this one.

  3. Is it bad that I want to give the guy a hug? Man his life is nuts. Sounds like a good read.

  4. Oh my, I have to admit this sounds so bad for Bruno, I do hope that some of it turns out okay for him, especially that toddler missing with his thug dad.