Now Available from Down & Out Books: HUSTLE, a Crime Novel by Tom Pitts

HUSTLE by Tom Pitts
HUSTLE by Tom Pitts
TAMPA, Fla. - May 6, 2016 - PRLog -- Down & Out Books is pleased to announce that Tom Pitts' crime novel HUSTLE is published this week in trade paperback and ebook formats.

"There are no boundaries in this tale of survival on the streets," said Eric Campbell, publisher of Down & Out Books. "This book is bold and unflinching and challenging in its storytelling and I am thrilled that Tom asked us to publish it."

About HUSTLE …

Two young hustlers, caught in an endless cycle of addiction and prostitution, decide to blackmail an elderly client of theirs. Donny and Big Rich want to film Gabriel Thaxton with their cell phones during a sexual act and put the video up on YouTube. Little do they know, the man they've chosen, a high-profile San Francisco defense attorney, is already being blackmailed by someone more sinister: an ex-client of the lawyer's. A murderous speed freak named Dustin has already permeated the attorney's life and Dustin has plans for the old man. The lawyer calls upon an old biker for help and they begin a violent race to suppress his deadly secret.

Meet the Author …

Tom Pitts received his education firsthand on the streets of San Francisco. He remains there, writing, working, and trying to survive. He is the author of two novellas, Piggyback and Knuckleball. His shorts have been published in the usual spots by the usual suspects. Tom is also an acquisitions editor at Gutter Books and Out of the Gutter Online. Author's website:

About Down & Out Books …

Founded in 2011, Down & Out Books ( is an independent publisher of crime fiction based in Tampa, Florida. For more information about the book, or to request an interview with the author, contact

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