The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man

The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man

Book - 2014
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Ruddy McCann, former college football star, has experienced a seismic drop in popularity; he is now a full-time repo man in Kalkaska, Michigan and part-time bouncer at his sister's bar. His best friend is his low-energy Basset hound Jake, with whom he shares a simple life of stealing cars. Simple, that is, until Ruddy starts hearing a voice in his head. The voice introduces himself as Alan Lottner, a dead real estate agent. Ruddy isn't sure if Alan is real, or if he's losing his mind. To complicate matters, it turns out that Katie, the girl Ruddy has fallen for, is Katie Lottner--Alan's daughter. When Alan demands Ruddy find his murderers, Ruddy decides a voice in your head seeking vengeance is best ignored. He figures his efforts would be better spent helping his sister keep the bar afloat and wrapping up a particularly trying repo job. But it's hard to avoid the voice in his head, and soon Ruddy is trying to not only figure out what happened to Alan, but avoid the same fate for himself.
Publisher: New York : Forge/A Tom Doherty Associates Book, ©2014
ISBN: 9780765377487
Branch Call Number: CAMERON
Characteristics: 334 pages ; 22 cm

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csztenge
Oct 02, 2019

Enjoyed the setting in northern Michigan.

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vitareader
Aug 17, 2019

The midnight plan of the repo man by W. Bruce Cameron
Ruddy McCann is a repo man. If you can't make payments on your vehicle he comes to take it back. This is not always easy some people don't want Ruddy to take their vehicle and will do all they can to thwart him in his job, anything form hiding a car in a wood pile to owning an attack goose. Laugh it up chuck until you've had a goose after you, you have no idea the damage that can be done. They don't just waddle. Ruddy has baggage. He has a sister,Becky, who is trying to keep the bar they inherited from their parents from going under. Ruddy helps her out financially and works behind the bar. He also plays big brother to Jimmy, a friend ,who is really good looking and is always in trouble, usually woman related. Ruddy has accepted his fate and everything is going as it usually does from one crisis to another, that is until the dream. Ruddy has a dream and in it he dies. You aren't suppose to die in your sleep and live. Ruddy is very worried about the dream and then he starts to hear voices, one voice, Alan Lottner's. It turns out it was not his death that Ruddy dreamed but the voice's murder and yes Alan does want Ruddy to bring the killers to justice. Repo man has humour,sadness, and thrills and some baggage that still needs looking into. There is a sequel. I will be reading it.

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katiestkid
Mar 19, 2018

The writing was interesting and the characters were nice. It seemed to be a little slow -but not bad- until it got to the climax and it felt so rushed. When you get to the climax of the story it happens so fast and I feel like the author could have taken a little more time out for the big scene and had a bit more of an epilogue. I feel like it leaves you a little wanting.

A little spoiler below...

The author also doesn't really explain why Alan and Ruddy are connected now (rather than years ago when Alan died/he had Ruddy's ring). There is no real explanation on why on this particular day Alan finally connected to Ruddy.

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mjk236sb
Apr 01, 2017

Interesting characters in a small town in Michigan. Got involved with some sketchy events.
Will be looking for the next books to see how this continues develop.

CMLibrary_gjd_0 Dec 19, 2016

I had forgotten about reading this book until I saw the follow up on our New Fiction Shelves last week. Thoroughly engaging read that left me wanting more. Happily, there is another title to this series now! If you enjoy a little absurdist comedy, this book will be well worth your time.

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MPHPL_Karen
Apr 13, 2015

A cozy mystery that will leave you wanting more! Follow Ruddy as he tries to come to terms with the new voice in his head, the ghost of a dead Realtor. Even if you don't like "paranormal," you will find Cameron does a nice job of keeping the book realistic.

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virginia_cookBOW
Mar 31, 2015

This was an easy read without having to think a lot. Hey, there are times when that's perfect. Funny, especially Kermit and the trash dumpster. You quickly learn Kermit will misinterpret whatever is said to him, or directions given - usually with a laughable outcome.

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palmer0808
Feb 26, 2015

I really liked the characters and hope a sequel is in the works!

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