No More Mister Nice Guy travels the highways familiar to fans of Bunyan's Pilgrims Progress or C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia, yet comes steeped in a setting of bullets, blood, and modern warfare followed by a Whiskey shot and a beer chaser.
Billy Hartman sets out on a quest to become someone other than who he was born to be. Fate is not playing nice.
His nickname,Gunner, is well earned. According to plan, he has become—not a nice guy—the antithesis of everything he once was.
After three tours of duty on the mean streets of Iraq, Billy has made it through without a scratch till a roadside bomb rips through his body like a hatchet through a can of spaghetti. Lying alone like a cast off child's toy, Billy and everyone around knows he is dying.
An extraordinary rescue by an Old Gunslinger and sometimes Priest, Mike MacKenzie, propels him headlong into a journey that countless others have walked away from leaving them to live sad regret-filled lives. Along the way, not only his body is pieced back together but his mind, sanity, and family.
Just as life could not get better, the Old Gunslinger comes calling with an insane offer, a terrible choice to have to make.
What he chooses will either leave him sad and full of regret or cost him everything he believes to be right and good about his own reality.
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About the Author
"I find that good fiction brims with more reality than many other things claiming to be the truth. A good story will strip bare our heart, reveal the things that only God can see and move our soul." -M. Matheson It is my sincere wish (leaving me only two) that you, the reader of these stories, will be moved in some way, be it small or large, and at the very least simply enjoy having read a good tale. ~~~~ Scroll down to my books and stories if you wish to skip the short long story of my existence ~~~~ M.(Mike) Matheson was born on an Army base in the middle of nowhere, Fort Huachuca, Arizona. Dad was career military and Mom stayed at home, the norm for the '50s. Dad, Mike's ultimate hero, died suddenly and without warning. Without its strong pillar and stabilizing force, the family spun wildly out of control like a severed sparking wire dancing on the ground. The mire of dysfunction and chaos that followed proved to make for great storytelling later in life. Mike was blessed to take a wide bite out of life. From motorcycle outlaw to the pastor of a church and missionary evangelist, he has seen a lot, traveled a lot and done many things. Some he wished he'd never done. Some he can't wait to do again, yet each and every scrap of life makes fantastic fabric from which to weave another grand tale. Mike has written dozens of short stories. No More Mister Nice Guy is his first Novel. "Flatline, which is on preorder until its release on September 1 2016, is a straight-up crime novel full of twist and grit. An aging modern day outlaw, Troy, bemoans a life which has grown bland, a veritable flat line when compared to the everyday violence, action and crime of his previous outlaw lifestyle. That regret is small against the inescapable memory of a young child who died mistakenly at his hand leaving him with no way to balance that debt. Starting from his couch in Sacramento, he is cast into a long series of serendipitous events, in which the heroes tend not to be the good guys. Within the unfolding story, chock full of crime and murder, he sees a small possibility of balancing his debt. Despite its share of guns, guts, and blood, it is a fairly clean read and flinch free fiction.