An AWARD FINALIST crime thriller set in the Ozarks! Book one in the Jake Caldwell series.
"A SUPERB STORY ABOUT SEEKING REDEMPTION FROM A VIOLENT UPBRINGING - 5 STARS" -Breakaway Reviewers
"Gripping page-turner! I absolutely loved it!" -Goodreads Reviewer
ONCE YOU START RUNNING, IT'S HARD TO STOP.
Mob enforcer, Jake Caldwell is in the dark business of breaking kneecaps and snapping bones. But each job sends him one step closer to turning into the man he swore he’d never become–his violent and abusive father. Leaving the mob is easier said than done, so when his boss offers a bloody way out, Jake has no choice but to take it, even if it means confronting ghosts of old.
Arriving in his Lake of the Ozarks hometown, Jake has two things on his mind: kill ruthless drug lord Shane Langston and bury his dying father. What he doesn’t expect is to fall in love all over again and team up with his best friend Bear, the Sheriff of Benton County, to take Langston down. Racing through the countryside searching for Langston, the web of murder, meth and kidnapping widens, all pointing toward a past Jake can’t escape and a place he never wanted to return–Poor Boy Road.
For fans of Jack Reacher and The Prey Series by John Sanford, this "great suspenseful read" is "more truth than fiction" that you won't be able to put down!