Ex-cop and ex-con Bruno Johnson and the fearless Marie have illegally rescued children from abusive homes and smuggled them to a safe haven in Costa Rica. As the action moves from The Disposables to The Replacements and then to The Squandered, Bruno and Marie are repeatedly forced back to the United States where they face treachery, violence, and looming incarceration. The Bruno Johnson series is fast-paced and relentless, while also heartfelt and authentic, written by a best-selling author whose career has spanned several areas of law enforcement.
". . . A dark and disturbing insider's novel that may not make you feel safer on the mean streets of L.A. Dark, disturbing and all too believable, this is the tale of one man's quest for atonement in a world where innocence is a liability." —T. Jefferson Parker, New York Times best-selling author
"Putnam steadily ratchets up the tension, while memorable supporting characters, like the courageous Marie, help engage reader interest." —Publishers Weekly
"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
"I really loved The Disposables. It's raw, powerful and eloquent. It's a gritty street poem recited by a voice unalterably committed to redemption and doing the right thing in a wrong world. I'll be first in line for the next one from David Putnam." —Michael Connelly, New York Times best-selling author