Fast Bang Booze

Fast Bang Booze

by Lawrence Maddox


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After seeing Frank deliver an impressive ass kicking in a bar fight, Russian mobster Popov hires him to be his driver. What Popov doesn't know is that when Frank is sober, he's inhumanly fast, deadly, and mute; when Frank is on the sauce, he's a useless twenty-something wiseass.

Double-crossed in a drug deal gone bad, Frank and Popov have one night to recover their stolen cash or get wiped off the map. Frank's special abilities put him in the spotlight, and he struggles to keep it all together as Calendar, a dangerous Latina model, and Janie, a burgeoning love interest, go along for the ride.

Fast Bang Booze is a beat-the-clock thrill-ride that races through 1993 Los Angeles to a rollicking, deadly climax.


"Lawrence puts you right in the middle of a dangerous world full of seedy characters, sex, drugs and non-stop action without ever losing his grip on his incredible attention to detail and humor. I couldn't put Fast Bang Booze down and I can't wait to pick up his next one." -Greg Garcia, creator of My Name is Earl, Raising Hope, and The Guestbook

"Thrill-paced, gritty and absorbing, Lawrence Maddox ratchets up a hardcore slice of '90s underworld L.A. in Fast Bang Booze." -Gary Phillips, author of Treacherous: Ruffians, Grifters and Killers

"Lawrence Maddox's Fast Bang Booze is a noir fever dream that shoots out of the station like a bullet train and never slows down. And when I say bullet I mean bullet." -Paul D. Marks, Shamus Award-winning author of White Heat

"Lowlifes and high stakes in LA's 1990s concrete jungle, Maddox serves up a high-octane high-wire act of action and gut-busting humor. This is a masterful binge of pulp debauchery." -John Shepphird, award-winning author of The Shill Trilogy and Bottom Feeders

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781946502544
Publisher: Down & Out Books II, LLC
Publication date: 03/22/2018
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.35(d)

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Fast Bang Booze 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Beverly_D More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars. This fast paced, noir novella, set in Los Angeles, is told from the viewpoint of Frank, who is both blessed and cursed with a condition like you probably haven't seen before. Except me; I've seen it before, because, disclaimer, I'm personally acquainted with the author and had read earlier drafts, many moons ago. THIS final version knocked my socks off, and I won't spoil it for you by telling you what's going on with Frank. There are Russian mobsters, calendar models, Rope Doms, lots of shooting and car chases and a tremendous amount of drinking. If you're celebrating your sobriety and fictional drinking tempts you, this may not be the right story for you. If you're not, bottoms up!