An Occasional Dreamby Mike Lester
Boyd's just a small town hood trying like hell to survive. But his tantalizing obsession with money keeps him held down, bound within the depths of the city's mysteries. Still, he's able to maintain balance,
The city holds many dark secrets. Lives begin and end on its streeets and in its alleys. It's no place for a man to find peace. No place for a man to find love.
Boyd's just a small town hood trying like hell to survive. But his tantalizing obsession with money keeps him held down, bound within the depths of the city's mysteries. Still, he's able to maintain balance, at least until Russ, the local crimeboss, gives Boyd a simple snatch-and-dash job. The job is no problem for Boyd, but when he catches a glimpse of the mysterious dark-haired Missy, his world begins to unravel.
As visions of Missy haunt his dreams, Boyd, along with his fun-loving pal Vaughn, rides the fast-track up the organizational ladder. He reluctantly follows Russ's enforcer, the sadistic Clark, on errands of violence and brutality. The cash is good, but Boyd has changed; money is no longer his only obsession.
As the nature of his crimes grows more severe, Boyd's inner turmoil grows too, threatening to smother him and destroy all that he's managed to hold onto. He'll find peaceone way or the other. Even if he has to kill for it...
Author Biography: Mike Lester was born in Houston, Texas and raised in Southern California, where he resides. This is his first work of fiction. He is currently working on his second book and putting the finishing touches on a screenplay scheduled to go into production later this year. He likes to paint, enjoys discussing films and books, loves a good steak, and is a decent bowler. Too much scotch and his eyebrows grow together.
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Here's a writer who harkens back to the pulp era and whose love for noir is apparent. A down and dirty novel, this is a well-crafted debut. I would expect him to get better and better.