Now Available from Down & Out Books: TRIPLE SHOT by Ross Klavan, Tim O'Mara, and Charles Salzberg
"It doesn't get much better than this," said Eric Campbell, publisher of Down & Out Books, "three strong crime novelists getting together and producing a trio of solid crime novellas in a single volume. I couldn't be more pleased with the result."
About TRIPLE SHOT …
Shadow towns, smugglers and secret notes — this trio of New York authors are a TRIPLE SHOT of twists and turns in three novellas.
Payback leads to an unmarked grave in Ross Klavan's "Thump Gun Hitched". A freak accident forces two L.A. cops to play out a deadly obsession that takes them from back alley payoffs to hard time in prison, then deep into the tunnel networks south of the border to a murderous town that's only rumored to exist. Before the last shot is fired, everything they thought was certain proves to be a shadow and everything they trusted opens into a trap.
Life was so much simpler for Tim O'Mara's marijuana-selling narrator in "Smoked" when all he had to worry about was keeping his customers, now ex-wife, and daughter satisfied. When he forges a reluctant alliance with his ex-wife's new lover, he realizes there's lots of money to be made from the world's number one smuggled legal product — cigarettes. Unfortunately, his latest shipment contained some illegal automatic weapons. Now he's playing with the big boys and finds the price of the game way over his head. Murder was never part of his business model.
And finally in "Twist of Fate", Charles Salzberg follows Trish Sullivan, an ambitious TV reporter working in a small, upstate New York market. She receives a note from Meg Montgomery, a beautiful young woman convicted of murdering her husband and two children. Montgomery claims she's innocent and Sullivan, smelling a big story that may garner some national attention, investigates and turns up evidence that the woman has, indeed, been framed. What happens next changes the life of both women in unexpected ways.
Meet the Authors …
Ross Klavan is the screenwriter of the 2000 film Tigerland starring Colin Farrell, which was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay, and the author of the darkly comic novel Schmuck.
Tim O'Mara has been a NYC public school math and special education teacher since 1987 and is the author of a mystery series featuring Brooklyn schoolteacher and ex-cop Raymond Donne.
Shamus Award-nominated Charles Salzberg is the author of Devil in the Hole, which was named one of the best crime novels of 2013 by Suspense magazine. He teaches writing for the New York Writers Workshop, where he is a Founding Member.
About Down & Out Books …
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