In quick succession he moves up a notch in the organization, overseeing a chop shop, while he falls in lust with Otis’s girlfriend Nina, gets beaten for insubordination, and is forced to run when Otis finds out about Candy and Nina’s affair.
Events stretch as far as Houston, Texas, where Otis and Candy have a final showdown where everything is at stake. Loser gets nothing.
Praise for KNUCKLEDRAGGER:
“Knuckledragger is fast and hard as a punch you remember for the rest of your life. The prose bursts with rough-hewn power, the pace is blistering, and the characters will break your heart. You couldn’t ask for a better slice of modern noir.” —Nick Kolakowski, author of A Brutal Bunch of Heartbroken Saps
“Knuckledragger is pulpy as hell, and with a plot as sick and twisted as a street pimp. As an enforcer for a local scumbag, Candy gets his share of bitter. Especially when the wrong girl gets sweet on him. When you find yourself on the wrong end of a beating, sometimes there’s nothing to do but run. But remember—the scumbags are always right behind you. Good thing Candy and his girl have guns. And guts. Too bad they can’t run fast enough. Or far enough. A slick crime story that starts on Boston’s North Shore, and eventually leads us down the rabbit hole and through the looking glass…” —Matt Phillips, author of Three Kinds of Fool, Redbone, and Bad Luck City
About the Author
Forthcoming books include a sequel to Ridgerunner titled The Last Danger; a linked story collection titled Kraj: The Enforcer; and a novella titled Sunset Approaching. He edits a blogazine of crime stories and occasional reviews called TOUGH.