Now Available from Shotgun Honey: FAST BANG BOOZE by Lawrence Maddox

Fast Bang Booze by Lawrence Maddox
Fast Bang Booze by Lawrence Maddox
TAMPA, Fla. - March 26, 2018 - PRLog -- Down & Out Books is pleased to announce that FAST BANG BOOZE by Lawrence Maddox, published by its imprint Shotgun Honey, is now available in trade paperback and ebook formats.


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.

Praise for FAST BANG BOOZE …

"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.

Meet the author …

Lawrence Maddox's crime fiction has appeared in the anthologies Orange County Noir and 44 Caliber Funk: Tales of Crime, Soul, and Payback. Lawrence scripted the Hong Kong kickboxing flick Raw Target, and the indie musical Open House. He's reviewed crime novels for All Due Respect, and has written for CineMontage. Fast Bang Booze is his first novella. A sequel is in the works. Lawrence is a native Angeleno and can tell you which midnight taco trucks serve the tastiest sesos and cabeza if you're feeling brave.

Established in 2011, Shotgun Honey (, an imprint of Down & Out Books, came onto the scene to provide readers with a regular diet of flash crime fiction. Living by the simple tenet of keeping it lean and mean, over 800 stories from more than 400 authors from around the world have been published to date.

Celebrating seven years as an independent publisher of award-winning literary and crime fiction, Down & Out Books ( is based in Tampa, Florida. For more information about the book, to request a review copy of the book, or to inquire about an interview with the author, contact

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