He looks for crimes that fall through the cracks, criminals who do horrible things to those who can't defend themselves and get away with it. His ex-wife was murdered years ago, but until a mysterious young woman magically appears at his apartment, he had no reason to find out who did it or why. Soon the two of them are traveling up and down the length of California in order to bring a killer - and maybe a couple of others who deserve it - to justice.
This short story features an early version of the character who became Logan, the urban vigilante antihero of "Logan's Young Guns."
"This guy is a hell of a writer" - Lee Child
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About the Author
Nathan Walpow’s Joe Portugal mystery series includes four novels and a threatening-to-be-resurrected serial. His novella “Push,” from Fight Card Books, is set in the world of professional wrestling, and is an expansion of “Push Comes to Shove,” selected for the Best American Mystery Stories series. Nathan’s novella “Logan’s Young Guns,” available as a paperback and an e-book, details how Annie Kevorkian and Johnny P. Jones met, years before the Mahk-Ra showed up; his short story “A Good Day’s Work,” originally in Orange County Noir, has been optioned for a movie. Nathan is a past president of the Southern California chapter of Mystery Writers of America and a five-time Jeopardy! champion. Visit his website at www.walpow.com.