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Following a botched heist, professional thief Johnny Park and a small crew of mismatched miscreants rendezvous in the small desert town of Halfway, Arizona. Things go from bad to worse when their fence is found murdered, and it soon becomes clear that someone has followed them to this dusty speck on the map with the intention of killing each member of this disparate group.

Unable to cut his losses and run, Johnny must deal with a suspicious sheriff, a knockout redhead, and a ...

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Halfway to Hell

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Overview

Following a botched heist, professional thief Johnny Park and a small crew of mismatched miscreants rendezvous in the small desert town of Halfway, Arizona. Things go from bad to worse when their fence is found murdered, and it soon becomes clear that someone has followed them to this dusty speck on the map with the intention of killing each member of this disparate group.

Unable to cut his losses and run, Johnny must deal with a suspicious sheriff, a knockout redhead, and a gang where the only person he trusts is himself. Are the killings related to the heist, or has a phantom from the past come to Halfway to enact a bloody reckoning?

Hard boiled violence and mystery collide with desert noir as Johnny realises he's stuck in the desert with a killer and he's out of bullets... and friends.

Johnny Park is a hundred miles from Phoenix... and halfway to hell.

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Halfway to Hell is the first mystery in the Johnny Park series; a neo-noir action thriller drawing on influences such as Jim Thompson, James M. Cain, Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, John D. Macdonald, Ian Rankin, Lee Child, Quentin Tarantino and Stephen King.

"It's pulpy and nasty and moves like an express train...It’s tough and cool and very much in the tradition of comics like Steven Grant’s 2 Guns or movies like Jason Statham’s The Mechanic." - Greg Hatcher, CSBG

Length: 84,000 words (approx 300 pages), includes active table of contents

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044992863
  • Publisher: Gavin Bell
  • Publication date: 9/18/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,273,776
  • File size: 764 KB

Meet the Author

Gavin Bell was born in Glasgow in 1979. He studied English at the University of Stirling and has been writing stories all his life. To pay the bills, he's also put in the hours in various occupations including taxman, researcher, project manager and pizza delivery boy.

His short story 'A Living' was shortlisted for the Quick Reads Get Britain Reading award, and published in the Sun Book of Short Stories. His crime and mystery stories have appeared in Scribble magazine, First Edition and Thrillers, Killers and Chillers. He also writes screenplays and comic books.

Halfway to Hell is Gavin Bell's first novel: a neo-noir action thriller and the first in a series starring Johnny Park. Johnny isn't your run-of-the-mill thriller hero, in fact he isn't exactly a hero. He isn't exactly one of the bad guys, either. By his own estimation, he's just bad enough.

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