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Solomon Bull: When the Friction has its Machine
     

Solomon Bull: When the Friction has its Machine

by Clayton Lindemuth
 

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Solomon Bull is Clayton Lindemuth at his rural noir best. You'll find all the "thrilling... visceral... unsparing..." prose that earned his debut Cold Quiet Country the coveted starred review from Publishers Weekly.

Blackfoot Indian Solomon Bull is the son of a rebel who died in the seventies fighting for the American Indian Movement. He trains for an Arizona race

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Solomon Bull is Clayton Lindemuth at his rural noir best. You'll find all the "thrilling... visceral... unsparing..." prose that earned his debut Cold Quiet Country the coveted starred review from Publishers Weekly.

Blackfoot Indian Solomon Bull is the son of a rebel who died in the seventies fighting for the American Indian Movement. He trains for an Arizona race called Desert Dog, run through cactus beds, aqueducts, up sheer rock walls and through clouds of Africanized killer bees. The race will tell Solomon whether he's a mere man, or heir to his murdered father's revolution.

Solomon tries to focus on Desert Dog. Ex-mercenary Cal Barrett designed the race to shred people, and rumor is he recruits winners into a clandestine paramilitary outfit. But on a whim Solomon bets his roommate he can cost dirty Senator Cyman ten points in his reelection bid. After antics involving spray paint and a highway billboard, the senator's security chief suddenly shows up everywhere Solomon is...

Then Rachel, hailing from the Treasury's office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, introduces herself by soaping Solomon in the shower after a long run. She'll do anything to get Solomon to infiltrate Cal Barrett's clandestine organization. Something big is going down soon, she promises.

Senator Cyman's security man attacks. Rachel hounds. Solomon's picked a bigger fight than intended. But now his roommate introduces Amanda, a prostitute who looks like an angel but for the boots and cigarette burns all over her back. She tells a story about Senator Cyman and an innocent Navajo boy that frames Solomon's identity question in stark terms.

Will Solomon turn his back on the victims of true evil?

Will he become a cog in the machine his father died fighting?

Solomon Bull is a young man learning why men exist. It's about love, sacrifice, and a Native American on the pendulum between assimilation and war.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780692858158
Publisher:
Hardgrave Enterprises
Publication date:
03/02/2017
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

I don't write noir. I write honest.

The world is a dark place. My good characters are deeply flawed because even in the best of us, good has to be a street fighter to rise above our innate evil.

My bad guys--they're pure. My bad guys will scare the hell out of you because I've seen evil, how tricky and careful and patient it is, and I know how to make an evil man stalk right out of the pages of a novel and into your grocery store. Into your bank. Into your sick uncle that everyone knows not to let near your little girl.

I promise if you read Nothing Save the Bones Inside Her, the next scruffy skinny six foot four redneck you see with a wad of Copenhagen in his lip... you'll cross the street to avoid him, and look back afterward to see if he was hiding an ax. If you read Cold Quiet Country, you'll probably avoid the entire state of Wyoming, which is a shame because the evil people in Cold Quiet Country aren't just in Wyoming. They're your neighbors.

That's why we read, right? Because stories answer a deep need to test our wits against extremes. Read mine. You'll be tested.

How do you know you're not just buying garbage? Cold Quiet Country earned a starred review from Publishers Weekly and was selected for the Indie Next List. It's been published in France and has earned complimentary reviews from the top papers in France. My other books are self published so all you'll find in the way of reviews are those from normal people. Readers like you. Check them out. If you're looking for prose that was written with care, stories that speak honestly about the human condition, intricate plots, and extremely satisfying violence against those who have earned it, you and I are likely a match.

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