RECOIL is a book written in 1953 by Jim Thompson.
Thanks to Doc who has accepted to hire him, Pat Cosgrove can get out of the prison he's serving a 15 years term in for armed robbery. Pat will spend the next weeks trying to discover the reason why Doc wants to help him. He soon realizes that everybody seems to know why even his new girlfriend, doc's secretary, who, in spite of her love, refuses to speak to him. Pat will even hire a private detective who suggests to him to be careful because Doc could have prepared a life insurance fraud with him, Pat, as a main character.
The review of this Book prepared by Daniel Staebler