Facing new and old monsters alike, Pietro proves he's one of the crime genre's most exciting new heroes, in this darkly funny and lightning-paced sequel to Josh Bazell's bestselling debut.
*** R-rated for strong sex, violence and bad language ***
Length: 23,000 words.
All three parts of this violent, blackly comic romp have been gathered together in The Goodreads Killer: The Trilogy. They also feature in the dark fiction anthologies, Straitjacket Blues & Begin The Madness.
Luke takes the Stars Wars mythology and re-tells it, re-invents it, and takes it to forbidden places. It is dark, funny, violent and sexy.
If you like crime stories sautéed in sex-and-violence sauce, served with a side order of humor, and seasoned with a dash of literary experimentation, give it a try.
Crime pays. And pays well.
Sal, Max and Enzo Bruschetti have proved this over a lifetime of nefarious activity that they have kept hidden from law enforcement. Nowhere in any file, on any computer is there a record of anything illegal from which they have profited. But Max has a problem. His body is getting old and his doctor has told him to take it easy. Max has decided that the time has come for the family to retire.
But when young actor Harry Murphy overhears the Bruschetti brothers planning changes to their organization, including the murder of a man in London who knows too much, the Bruschetti's plans begin to unravel.
After Harry makes the well-intentioned if egregious mistake of trying to warn the Bruchetti's intended victim he finds himself alone in a foreign country, on the wrong side of the law, with a suitcase full of cash and a dangerous man on his trail. And while his good looks, charm and cheerful persistence may prove assets in the turbulent events that follow, none of Harry's past roles have prepared him for what happens next.
At turns tense and funny, Once a Crooked Man is infused with the infectious charm that has made David McCallum one of television's longest running, most-beloved stars.