Download or read book The Black Car Business Volume 2 PDF or another Format written by Jonathan Ashley and published by Down & Out Books. This book was released on 2018-09-24 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The “black car” has appeared both conspicuously and inconspicuously throughout the annals of fiction—its presence both mysterious and menacing, its appearance enough to pause your heart. It’s the sedan just within sight that seems to be mimicking your speed and movements as you walk down the dark deserted street late at night. As the hairs rise on the back of your neck you wonder, Who is behind the wheel and what is the driver’s intent? It’s The Black Car Business and its presence means your life is about to abruptly change. You try to assure yourself there’s nothing wrong, but your pace quickens nonetheless, and soon you’re running, desperate for that narrow sliver between two buildings to slip through, the one too narrow for the black car to pass through. It’s that car parked just down the block that sends chills down your spine and keeps you awake throughout the night. It’s the sanctuary you race toward when you’re being chased, only to explode when you turn the key. It’s the one that skids off the icy mountain overpass and plunges into the cavernous grotto. It’s where Clemenza garrotes Carlo just as he’s about to be driven to the airport. It’s The Black Car Business. If The Black Car Business Volume 1 made you nervous Volume 2 will have you climbing the walls. Here are eleven fresh takes on that ominous black whip coming out of nowhere to stun and lay waste to your psyche. You may lose a few nights sleep but we promise it will be worth it. Contributors: Jonathan Ashley, Brett Battles, Kathy Bennett, Austin S. Camacho, Tim Ellis, Ty Hutchinson, Rick Murcer, Richie Narvaez, Gary Ponzo, Jeff Soloway, and Frank Zafiro.
Download or read book The Black Car Business Volume 1 PDF or another Format written by Lawrence Kelter and published by Down & Out Books. This book was released on 2018-04-30 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The “black car” has appeared both conspicuously and inconspicuously throughout the annals of fiction—its presence both mysterious and menacing, its appearance enough to pause your heart. It’s the sedan just within sight that seems to be mimicking your speed and movements as you walk down the dark deserted street late at night. As the hairs rise on the back of your neck you wonder, Who is behind the wheel and what is the driver’s intent? It’s The Black Car Business and its presence means your life is about to abruptly change. You try to assure yourself there’s nothing wrong, but your pace quickens nonetheless, and soon you’re running, desperate for that narrow sliver between two buildings to slip through, the one too narrow for the black car to pass through. It’s that car parked just down the block that sends chills down your spine and keeps you awake throughout the night. It’s the sanctuary you race toward when you’re being chased, only to explode when you turn the key. It’s the one that skids off the icy mountain overpass and plunges into the cavernous grotto. It’s where Clemenza garrotes Carlo just as he’s about to be driven to the airport. It’s The Black Car Business. Turn the pages as ten masters of the noir art befuddle and frighten you with their stories. We promise a read you’re sure to enjoy. Contributors: Eric Beetner, J. Carson Black, Cheryl Bradshaw, Diane Capri, Jeffery Hess, Lawrence Kelter, Dana King, Allan Leverone, Simon Wood, and Vincent Zandri.
Download or read book Unloaded Volume 2 PDF or another Format written by E.A. Aymar and published by Down & Out Books. This book was released on 2018-07-16 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Anthony-nominated collection of crime stories without guns—the collection we didn't want to be necessary—is back for Volume 2. Two dozen more crime writers have come together to raise their voices and take pen in hand to call for a sensible and reasoned debate about guns in America. As the mass shootings continue, the avoidable accidents, the suicides, the gun violence that consumes our country rolls on unabated and unaddressed by our leadership other than to say, “Now is not the time to discuss it,” these crime writers have chosen to start the dialogue. In stories of crime, mystery and suspense these authors have left the guns out to show for a short while that we can do without them and the plot doesn’t fall apart. Maybe, in a small way, we can show that the American way of life doesn’t cease to be, either. Not anti-gun, Unloaded Vol. 2 is pro-reason. These authors comprise gun owners and non-owners, voters on both sides of the political aisle. The cause that unites us all is the desire to see the senseless killing stop and to be able to have the discussion without the divisive language, vitriol and name calling that too often accompanies this debate. The top priority in these stories is to entertain with thrilling action and suspense that readers know and love about a crime story. To do so without guns leads to some creative leaps from writers who spin tales of simians on the loose, androids with buried secrets, punk rock shows and tattoo shops. Bestselling authors like Chris Holm, Lori Rader-Day, Bill Crider, Laura McHugh, James Ziskin and John Rector along with many more join together to call for an end to the needless violence and a start to a reasoned debate. With a forward by legendary Sara Paretsky, Unloaded Vol. 2 is a book we wish wasn’t needed. But staying silent is no longer an option. Proceeds go to the non-profit States United To Prevent Gun Violence. Praise for UNLOADED VOLUME 2: “[A collection of] entertaining and often thought-provoking stories.” —Publishers Weekly
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Download or read book The Vigilant Citizen 2018 Volume 2: Music Business PDF or another Format written by and published by The Vigilant Citizen. This book was released on with total page 595 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The series of groundbreaking articles analyzing the profound symbolism found in popular music videos. 1. Jay-Z’s Run This Town and the Occult Connections 2. Beyonce’s Sweet Dreams Video is About Occult Mind Control 3. The 2009 VMAs: The Occult Mega-Ritual 4. Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance – The Occult Meaning 5. Paramore’s Brick by Boring Brick: A Song about Mind Control 6. The Hidden Meaning of Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” 7. Christina Aguilera’s “Not Myself Tonight”: More Illuminati Music 8. Lady Gaga’s “Alejandro”: The Occult Meaning 9. Kanye West’s “Power”: The Occult Meaning of its Symbols 10. Jessie J’s “Price Tag”: It’s Not About Money, It’s About Mind Control 11. Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” – The Illuminati Manifesto 12. Britney Spears, Mind Control and “Hold it Against Me” 13. Lady Gaga’s “Judas” and the Age of Horus 14. The Esoteric Meaning of Florence + the Machine’s “Shake it Out” and “No Light No Light” 15. From Mind Control to Superstardom: The Meaning of Lady Gaga’s “Marry the Night” 16. Katy Perry’s ‘Part of Me’: Using Music Videos to Recruit New Soldiers 17. Katy Perry’s “Wide Awake” : A Video About Monarch Mind Control 18. Fjögur Píanó, a Viral Video About Monarch Mind Control? 19. B.O.B. and Nicki Minaj’s “Out of My Mind” or How to Make Mind Control Entertaining 20. The Illuminati Symbolism of Ke$ha’s “Die Young” and How it Ridicules the Indoctrinated Masses 21. “Scream and Shout”: A Video About Britney Spears Being Under Mind Control 22. Lil Wayne’s “Love Me”: A Video Glamorizing Kitten Programming 23. Emeli Sandé’s “Clown”: A Song About Selling Out to the Music Industry? 24. Azealia Banks’ “Yung Rapunxel”: New Artist, Same Illuminati Symbolism 25. MTV VMAs 2013: It Was About Miley Cyrus Taking the Fall 26. Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse”: One Big, Children-Friendly Tribute to the Illuminati 27. The Occult Meaning of Lady Gaga’s Video “G.U.Y.” 28. Lindsey Stirling’s “Shatter Me” : A Video About Monarch Programming 29. The Twisted Message Behind Viktoria Modesta’s “Prototype” 30. The Hidden Meaning of Taylor Swift’s Video “Style” 31. The Disturbing Message Behind Sia’s Videos “Chandelier”, “Elastic Heart” and “Big Girls Cry” 32. Muse’s “The Handler” : A Song about a Mind Control Slave Singing to His Handler 33. Rihanna’s “Better Have My Money” Promotes the Elite’s Obsession With Torture 34. Justin Bieber’s “Where Are U Now” is Full of Quickly Flashing Illuminati Imagery 35. The Meaning of The Weeknd’s “The Hills” and “Can’t Feel My Face” 36. “Self Control” by Laura Branigan: A Creepy 80’s Video About Mind Control 37. The Deeper Story of Kendrick Lamar’s Album “To Pimp a Butterfly” 38. The Occult Universe of David Bowie and the Meaning of “Blackstar” 39. The Occult Meaning of Rihanna’s “ANTIdiaRY” Videos 40. “Torture” : A Creepy Video About the Jacksons Being Subjected to Mind Control 41. The Occult Meaning of Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” 42. Pink’s “Just Like Fire”: Another Blatant Video About Monarch Mind Control 43. Panic! At the Disco’s “LA Devotee” Clearly Celebrates Hollywood’s Satanic System 44. The Occult Meaning of The Weeknd’s “Starboy” 45. The Occult Meaning of The Weeknd’s “Party Monster” 46. Katy Perry’s “Chained to the Rhythm” Sells an Elite-Friendly “Revolution” 47. The Dark Occult Meaning of Nicki Minaj’s “No Frauds” 48. Katy Perry’s “Bon Appétit” is a Nod to Occult Elite Rituals 49. Kesha’s “Praying” is a Sad Reminder That She is Still Owned by the Industry 50. Selena Gomez’s “Fetish” is Symptomatic of a Sick Popular Culture 51. “Butterfly Effect” or How Travis Scott Got Recruited by the Industry 52. The Sinister Meaning of Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” 53. Lil Uzi Vert’s “XO Tour Llif3” is Straight Up Satanic
Download or read book Down & Out: The Magazine Volume 1 Issue 4 PDF or another Format written by Rick Ollerman and published by Down & Out Books. This book was released on 2018-08-15 with total page 178 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Issue four closes our exciting first year with the very talented debut of Arthur Klepchukov. His intelligent “A Damn Fine Town” is followed by film director and writer John Shepphird and a prequel to his award-nominated “Shill” trilogy, a bit of a teaser for those of you who may not have discovered Jane Innes…yet. Brian Silverman is up next with a story set on his fictional Caribbean island of St. Pierre featuring his characters, Leonard and Tubby. The featured story this issue is of the most excellent Inspector Kubu by the writing team of Michael Stanley. If “Shoot to Kill” is your first Kubu tale, believe me, he’s only better when he’s in a novel. Our featured historical story is by the very prolific, very good Frederick C. Davis, who became one of Harry Whittington’s “St. Pete Boys,” the group of writers like Gil Brewer, Day Keene, and occasionally John D. MacDonald, that met on Sunday afternoons at Harry’s house. Davis’s story is the first Secrets, Inc. installment, “Blood on the Block.” We close out the issue with an offbeat heist story by Robb T. White called “Inside Man,” and a short piece by the always terrific Lissa Marie Redmond, who first appeared in issue two, called “We Don’t Talk About Lester Anymore.” There’s a good reason for that.
Download or read book Blood Work PDF or another Format written by Reed Farrel Coleman and published by Down & Out Books. This book was released on 2018-08-27 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Edited by Rick Ollerman. Alphabetical list of contributors: Scott Adlerberg, Eric Beetner, Kristi Belcamino, Michael A. Black, Michael Bracken, Don Bruns, Gary R. Bush, Austin Camacho, Dave Case, Jessie Chandler, Reed Farrel Coleman, Jen Conley, John Gaspard, Lois Greiman, Libby Fischer Hellmann, David Housewright, William Kent Krueger, Jess Lourey, Michael Allan Mallory, Terrence McCauley, Jenny Milchman, Stuart Neville, Rick Ollerman, Nick Petrie, Gary Phillips, Lissa Marie Redmond, Michael Stanley, Duane Swierczynski, Randy Wayne White, and Case Younggren. Many of today’s top writers get together to celebrate the themes of books and bookstores (and even a tuba or two!) As we celebrate the life of Mystery Writers of America Raven Award-winning Gary Shulze, long-time owner of the legendary Once Upon a Crime bookstore in Minneapolis. Gary left an indelible mark on the crime fiction community across the world before he passed away in 2016 due to complications from leukemia. Join as Duane Swierczynski, William Kent Krueger, Randy Wayne White, Jess Lourey, Stuart Neville and more come together in this tribute to a man whose legacy will not be forgotten.
Download or read book Encrypting Maya PDF or another Format written by Lawrence Kelter and published by Down & Out Books. This book was released on 2019-12-16 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Encrypting Maya is the story of two exceptional kids who set out to change the world and a world that fought back every step of the way. Maya and Josh, two kids as different as black and white collide in the heat of a North Carolina summer. The billboard leading into town reads Historic Maxton: A Good Place To Live. Though it was good for many, it wasn’t for everyone. It was a place where goodhearted salt-of-the-earth folks lived alongside the narrow-minded and intolerant. Decades later: Maya and Josh have realized their intellectual potentials teaching and researching genetic engineering at Harvard. Diseases long ignored and vastly underestimated by the World Health Organization now threaten a global pandemic. In their hour of greatest need, the government and private sector turn to Maya and Josh for a solution to the planet’s impending crisis. As Maya and Josh work to stem the tide of imminent global disaster, they face challenges both personal and professional and are beset upon by forces that seem to defy explanation—a shadowy figure drifts in and out of their lives over the course of decades causing irreparable damage, and the powers who once turned to them for help now seem to conspire against them making Josh’s life a living hell. The weight of the world rests on his shoulders but is he still the altruistic youth who set out to change the world or has he become someone very different, and will the results of his work be those everyone expects? Praise for ENCRYPTING MAYA: “This one cracks with tension and imagination from the first page, evoking just the right blend of menace and mayhem. It’s crisply plotted, matching wits and wiles, so take a walk on the perilous side and give it a read.” —Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Malta Exchange
Download or read book Sort ’Em Out Later PDF or another Format written by Jim Wilsky and published by Down & Out Books. This book was released on 2018-08-27 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Malefactors is defined as “those who commit an offense against the law”, or more simply put, “one who does ill toward another”. This collection of short stories from Jim Wilsky is chock full of them. Tales that are all different, yet all the same. The locales and characters range from rural to urban. Office buildings, swamps, wealthy estates and corn fields are some of the places. The people range from folks with money to flat broke, from those who have a lot on the line to those who have nothing to lose, old and young alike. There are stone cold killers to good guys and those in between. Those walking on that shaky bridge, that thin tightrope that connects good and evil. The stories all share the same common ingredients though. Plots that are brutal, chaotic, desperate, vengeful and violent. These pages paint the rage and burning fire that dwells within almost everyone but only surface and re-erupt in some. From guns, to knives, to swords and bare hands, this collection will push all the right buttons for crime fiction readers. These specially selected stories touch every base. So, buckle up and read on.
Download or read book Welcome Back, Jack PDF or another Format written by Liam Sweeny and published by Down & Out Books. This book was released on 2015-10-05 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Jack was six years old, his parents were brutally slain by a serial killer. The police later found drifter Clyde Colsen driving a stolen car, his clothes soaked in blood. He was tried, convicted and executed. Jack grew up knowing the police got their man. Now a decorated homicide detective in New Rhodes, Jack arrives at the third crime scene of the “South End Killer” murders and finds his name. He will soon find out something else: thirty years ago, they got the wrong guy. And now the right guy’s come back to pay Jack and New Rhodes his bloody respects. As Jack struggles to stay on the case, his cat-and-mouse game with the killer makes him wonder if he’s the cat or the mouse. His family and everyone in his life is fair game. As the killer escalates and threatens the entire city, Jack has a question he must answer in his desperation: can he stop the monster without becoming one? Praise for WELCOME BACK, JACK: “I’ve been following Liam Sweeny’s writing career for several years. He started out pretty good and now—with Welcome Back, Jack —he’s become smokin’ good! I predict this novel will propel him to the highest ranks of novelists writing police procedurals. That may look like I’m climbing out on a limb and if so, it’s an extremely stout and solid limb. This ranks with the best of the genre and Sweeny is poised to become a writer of the highest rank. Remember his name—you’re going to be seeing it a lot.” —Les Edgerton, author of The Genuine, Imitation, Plastic Kidnapping, The Rapist, The Bitch and others “A new dark, very dark star has appeared in the noir spectrum and what a star it is. Welcome Back, Jack is the real deal, as down and deliciously dirty as it gets but with a wonderful fresh style and artistry that is as compelling as it is addictive. This is one hell of a start to what promises to be a unique series.” —Ken Bruen, author of the Jack Taylor series “When a triple homicide in New Rhodes bears worrisome similarities to one from police officer, Jack LeClere’s, childhood, nothing can stop him from following the sinewy clues to their horrific conclusion. As long as writers like Liam Sweeny can work the police procedural to such great affect, readers will follow Jack back to the gritty streets of New Rhodes gladly. Sweeny’s writes beautifully and Welcome Back, Jack is full of memorable characters. Claustrophobics beware!” —Patricia Abbot, author of Concrete Angel “Equal parts police procedural and psycho-thriller, Liam Sweeny reinvents a genre with Welcome Back, Jack. When serial killing gets personal, Jack LeClere is dragged underground into the past. Literally. With crisp, taut dialogue, fast-paced action, and more plot twists than the subterranean tunnels Jack must navigate to earn redemption, Sweeny taps into modern-day, urban paranoia, mining the best of Ellroy, Cain, and Westlake. Sweeny pays homage while tearing up some serious new ground.” —Joe Clifford, author of Lamentation and December Boys “Do yourself a favor: Before you start reading Welcome Back, Jack, clear your schedule. You’re not going to be able to stop until you’ve seen it through to the explosive finale.” —Rob Hart, author of New Yorked
Download or read book Unloaded PDF or another Format written by J.L. Abramo and published by Down & Out Books. This book was released on 2016-04-18 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nominated for the 2017 Anthony Award for Best Anthology/Collection *** Proceeds from the sales of Unloaded will benefit the nonprofit States United To Prevent Gun Violence (CeaseFireUSA.org) *** For the first time, more than two dozen crime and mystery authors have joined together to use the strongest weapon at their disposal—words—in a call for reasonable gun control in the U.S.A. In this collection you get all the thrills and excitement you come to expect from a great crime story, but without any guns. From best sellers and writing legends to the brightest stars of the next generation of crime writers, the twenty-five authors here have taken pen in hand to say enough is enough. Gun violence has got to stop and this is our way of speaking out—by showing that gun violence can be removed from the narrative, and maybe from our lives. It's not anti-gun, it's pro-sanity. And above anything else, these are thrilling crime stories that will surprise and shock, thrill and chill—all without a gun in sight. The writers are from both sides of the political aisle and many of the authors are gun owners themselves. But everyone felt it was time to speak out. Featuring the talents of J.L. Abramo , Patricia Abbott, Trey R. Barker, Eric Beetner, Alec Cizak, Joe Clifford, Reed Farrel Coleman, Angel Luis Colón, Hilary Davidson, Paul J. Garth, Alison Gaylin, Kent Gowran, Rob Hart, Jeffery Hess, Grant Jerkins, Joe R. Lansdale, S.W. Lauden, Tim O’Mara, Joyce Carol Oates, Tom Pitts, Thomas Pluck, Keith Rawson, Kelli Stanley, Ryan Sayles, and Holly West. Praise for UNLOADED… “The 25 short stories in this thought-provoking theme anthology prove that clever crime writers can generate just as much mayhem, weirdness, and chills without the use of firearms.” —Publishers Weekly
Download or read book Presiding Over the Damned PDF or another Format written by Liam Sweeny and published by Down & Out Books. This book was released on 2018-08-20 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An arson in New Rhodes reveals the body of Julia Mae Jefferson, an eight-year-old African American girl in the city’s North Central District. Jack LeClere, the top homicide detective in the New Rhodes Police Department, is paired with a new partner for the case, Clyde Burris, a former New York City homicide-turned-New Rhodes PD Internal Affairs detective. Jack and Burris have a mutual distrust of each other, but that’s the least of their worries. In the heat of the ashes of that row-house, the search for a brutal killer awaits. New Rhodes is a city on the edge. An influx of new police recruits aren’t adjusting to the community they serve. A fight during a protest at a defunded community center begins a back-and-forth struggle between the New Rhodes Police and the North Central community that threatens the relationships that Jack and Burris need to find leads in Julia Mae’s case, including the already fractured relationship with the community’s lead activist, Marcus Ellison. A well-intentioned move by Jack to help with her funeral backfires as Ellison discovers the true nature of her murder that same day. Julia Mae’s world was one of neglect—of a child, and in fact, many of the North Central children—falling through the cracks. Jack and Burris follow her through those cracks and discover an underbelly of abuse and an industry of exploitation in the guise of a daycare center called Mount Vision. Jack and Burris, through their own struggle to build trust in a city where little can be found, find something that even the most cynical activists could never have imagined—a true wolf in sheep’s clothing, and a monster with an SS tattoo and a rebel flag in his window. To give Julia Mae justice, Jack, Burris and Marcus Ellison must make a temporary peace, and the city must come face-to-face with the fruits of its indifference. Praise for PRESIDING OVER THE DAMNED: “Presiding Over the Damned is a journey into the heart of darkness. Lucky for us Detective Jack LeClere is our fearless guide through the shadows.” —S. A. Cosby, author of My Darkest Prayer “Holy Moley! I was just going to read the first chapter of Liam Sweeny’s new novel, Presiding Over the Damned, and seven hours later, I finished it. What a page turner! Not since Peter Benchley’s Jaws have I had a novel pull me into the story with such voracity that I was afraid to stop reading, lest I miss what was coming next! The characters are crafted so skillfully that I felt I knew them, maybe I’ve even worked with them. Even the criminals seemed familiar. The story is so skillfully written, it almost seemed like Liam had worked with me at some point. On a scale from one to ten stars, I give this novel ten stars and highly recommend it to everyone.” —Michael G. Edwards, author of the Mike J. Rock, NYPD Homicide series “Take a deep breath before cracking the spine of Liam Sweeny's latest Jack LeClere novel, Presiding Over the Damned. It will be a while before you draw another one. Jack LeClere returns, hits the ground running, and races the reader through a deliciously twisted plot peppered with whip-crack dialogue amid breakneck pacing. If you have to pick one detective novel for 2018, make it Liam Sweeny's Presiding Over the Damned. Sweeny continues to deliver and should be on everyone's Must Read list.” —Eryk Pruitt, Anthony-nominated author of What We Reckon “Jack LeClere is a cop you want on your side. Liam Sweeny is a writer you want on your bookshelf. Presiding Over the Damned, more than a great addition to the LeClere series: a book that will not only gut you, but one you can't help but cheer on.” —Beau Johnson, author of The Big Machine Eats “Presiding Over the Damned is more than just a flash-bang police procedural; it’s also unafraid to plunge into some of the roughest, toughest issues of our time. If you’re a fan of Michael Connelly or George Pelecanos, you’re going to dig the heck out of this.” —Nick Kolakowski, author of Boise Longpig Hunting Club “Fast and violent like a fire, strong like Jack LeClere’s knuckles, and as brutal as a kid in a body bag, Liam Sweeny’s prose is a pleasure to read. Here’s an author doing the thing instead of talking about it, and he does it in a commanding manner and with an undeniable touch of swag. This is solid crime fiction done right.” —Gabino Iglesias, author of Zero Saints “Sweeney’s Presiding Over the Damned is a finely tuned crime fiction piece of powerful and provocative writing. The dialogue roars with authenticity, the tension is thick and the story is marinated in reality. If you are a fan of hard boiled crime fiction moving at the speed of a bullet, you’ll want to read this book. Sweeney’s books will certainly occupy a prominent place on my bookshelf.” —Pam Stack, host, Authors on the Air
Download or read book The Hollow Vessel PDF or another Format written by Albert Tucher and published by Shotgun Honey, an imprint of Down & Out Books. This book was released on 2018-08-03 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Hawaii County Police are used to Rotten Roger sleeping rough, but now the veteran tramp has a new tent. The bloodstains in it don’t bother Roger, but they are the last thing Detective Errol Coutinho needs to see. Coutinho is already looking for Rhonda Cunningham, a young woman from New Jersey who was last seen in Hilo buying a high tech tent like Roger’s. Rhonda planned to live off the grid in the rainforest of the Big Island, but her wealth stands in the way. Too many people want a piece of her to let her disappear. Some wish her well, some want her dead, most want her money, and one wants the thing she will never give. So whose blood is it in the tent? Coutinho’s investigation will send him up against a hit man from New Jersey, a bunch of wannabe local gangsters, and his own nephew. An old girlfriend wants the best for her son, but she complicates the case even more, and a legendary marijuana trafficker proves both real and deadly. It’s getting crowded in the rainforest, and the shakeout will be murder. Praise for THE HOLLOW VESSEL: “Full of twists and turns, The Hollow Vessel is an entertaining ride into the underbelly of the Hawaii’s Big Island. Detective Coutinho and his sidekick Kim find themselves pulled deep into the jungle of drugs, family skeletons, and a little bit of old school New Jersey. With Tucher’s sharp prose, The Hollow Vessel is a fast moving story with a great set of characters.” —Jen Conley, author of Cannibals “In his second outing with Detective Errol Coutinho of the Hawaii County Police, Al Tucher, ups his game. His eye for detail, sense of pacing, and gift for characterization and setting makes spending time in the rain forest of Hawaii a delight.” —Patricia Abbott, Edgar, Macavity, and Anthony-nominated author of Shot in Detroit, Concrete Angel, and I Bring Sorrow
Download or read book The Carrier PDF or another Format written by Preston Lang and published by Shotgun Honey, an imprint of Down & Out Books. This book was released on 2018-07-12 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It's a bad idea for a drug courier on the job to pick up a woman in a roadside bar. Cyril learns this lesson the hard way when the sultry-voiced girl he brings back to his motel room holds him up at gunpoint. In the meantime Danny, a fast talking sex-offender, has Cyril's car remotely tracked. He enlists the help of his over-sized neighbor Derek to hunt down Cyril and grab the cash, but they run into problems of their own on the unfamiliar highways of the Midwest. Soon Cyril's sinister brother Duane and his mysterious partner Inez also join the chase, but no one seems to understand that Cyril hasn't even made his pickup yet. Willow and Cyril form an uneasy alliance based on necessity, lust, and the desire for a quick payday. But with so many dangerous players giving chase, will they nab their package?
Download or read book Out of Mercy PDF or another Format written by Jonathan Ashley and published by Down & Out Books. This book was released on 2018-07-02 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It’s the fall of 1882. Kentucky, the land of dark and bloody ground as the Indians called it, has far from recovered from the Civil War. The small town of Mercy, a rest stop for the emotionally and physically disfigured drifters left over from the war, will soon pay the price of the violence inherent in American culture, and the racism still palpable throughout the hills and hollers of rural Kentucky. The first sign of doom arrives on horseback: three outlaws wanted in Virginia and other parts for robbery and murder. A beautiful, tomboyish white young woman with blue tattoos on her face, markings from her time as a captive of Apaches; a former slave whose days of cowtowing to polite white society are over, and the most deadly and mysterious, the motley gang’s leader, Tompal Banks. But the source of Mercy’s impending doom, the rioting and bloodshed that touch the lives of every resident, from the alcoholic Marshal to the haunted Mayor, will come from within the community, incited by the apocalyptic gospel spoken by the syphilitic Reverend Thurman on the Banks of the Ohio to his congregation of repressed sexual deviants and bloodthirsty war veterans. Praise for OUT OF MERCY: “A savage, horrifying and gut-bustingly funny Western, set in an Old West that would have made John Wayne turn and run for his life and featuring a cast of characters so richly imagined I’m afraid they’ll turn up in my nightmares. I loved every word of it.” —Scott Phillips, New York Times bestselling author of The Ice Harvest “Think Elmore Leonard or Cormac McCarthy—with a dash of Nick Hornby to keep things suitably bent. But make no mistake—Ashley has a strong, savage, uncompromising voice of his own. Out of Mercy is the kind of flat-out, heart-stopping, psycho-emotional thrill ride that just might put this author on the map with the giants. Personally, I can’t wait to read more of Jonathan Ashley’s work—once I recover from this one.” —Jerry Stahl, New York Times bestselling author of Permanent Midnight “Hard, stark and brilliant, Out of Mercy is the best Western I’ve read in years.” —Benjamin Whitmer, author of Cry Father “A dark gem, a bleak tale of survival and revenge in the bloody hills of Kentucky. Vividly written, filled with compelling characters and laced with black humor, this is frontier noir at its best.” —James Reasoner, author of Texas Wind
Download or read book A Healthy Fear of Man PDF or another Format written by Aaron Philip Clark and published by Shotgun Honey, an imprint of Down & Out Books. This book was released on 2018-06-16 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Christian, conservative, and facing fiscal bankruptcy, Pharris County is a casualty of the economic downturn and the demise of big tobacco. And it’s where Paul Little begins a new life on his deceased grandfather’s farm. But his self-imposed exile is short-lived when he meets “Bo”, a former Sheriff and his grandfather’s old friend, and Gilly Catlett, a precocious girl with a dark secret. Paul’s splendid isolation is repeatedly interrupted by Gilly, who begs to fish his pond and has a penchant for conversation. An unlikely friendship forms between them, but when Gilly is discovered strangled and her lifeless body floating in his pond, the Sheriff deems Paul suspect number one. Facing a potential frame, Paul soon learns there is no justice in Pharris County. Rumors of wrongful convictions, corruption among county officials and law enforcement, and racial intolerance that echoes views of the past ensures Paul an uphill battle. As the Sheriff doggedly pursues Paul as the killer, Paul turns to Bo and an empathetic local named Luisa Ferry for help. Now, the man who longed to be alone must rely on others in the fight to prove his innocence and bring Gilly Catlett’s true killer to justice. Praise for A HEALTHY FEAR OF MAN: “They say still waters run deep and Aaron Philip Clark’s books are exactly that—a calm surface over a roiling and violent depth. A perfect example of a crime novel being about so much more than crime.” —Eric Beetner, author of Rumrunners “T.S. Eliot referred to it as tradition and individual talent, the manner in which new work at once honors, builds upon, and questions what has come before. Chester Himes, Richard Wright, James Baldwin—Aaron Philip Clark has been paying attention.”—James Sallis, author of Cypress Grove and Chester Himes: A Life
Download or read book Flight of the Fox PDF or another Format written by Gray Basnight and published by Down & Out Books. This book was released on 2018-07-23 with total page 404 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An innocent math professor runs for his life as teams of hitmen try to prevent publication of their government’s dark history… College professor Sam Teagarden stumbles upon a decades-old government cover-up when an encoded document mysteriously lands in his in-box, followed by a cluster of mini-drones programmed to kill him. That begins a terrifying flight from upstate New York, to Washington, to Key West as Teagarden must outfox teams of hitmen equipped with highly sophisticated technology. While a fugitive, he races to decode the journal, only to realize the dreadful truth—it’s the reason he’s being hunted because it details criminal secrets committed by the U.S. in the 20th Century. If he survives and publishes the decoded diary, he’ll be a heroic whistle blower. But there is no guarantee. He may also end up dead. Praise for FLIGHT OF THE FOX: “Flight of the Fox is an explosively paranoid thriller that pays homage to classics of the genre. Basnight delivers nonstop action and an everyman hero to root for.” —Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author “Basnight’s novel does double duty. It’s both a fast-paced and furious thriller and a thought provoking commentary on a government gone wild. Read it.” —Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times bestselling author of What You Break “Gray Basnight has written a clever, inventive, gripping, suspenseful tale that’ll have you up nights until you reach the final page. Skillfully weaving fact with fiction, Flight of the Fox taps into our worst nightmares about the potential excesses of power.” —Charles Salzberg, author of the award-nominated Henry Swann mysteries and Second Story Man “Flight of the Fox is a quick-paced story that puts you in the passenger seat of a thrilling adventure featuring, cyber and techno villains, and a fight for justice. Great action thriller!” —Jerri Williams, retired FBI agent and author of Pay To Play
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