Coming in December from Down & Out Books: HARBINGER by Frank Zafiro and Jim Wilsky

Harbinger by Frank Zafiro and Jim Wilsky
Harbinger by Frank Zafiro and Jim Wilsky
TAMPA, Fla. - Sept. 6, 2018 - PRLog -- Down & Out Books is pleased to announce that HARBINGER, a prequel to the Ania Series by Frank Zafiro and Jim Wilsky, will be published on December 10, 2018 in trade paperback and ebook formats.


Set on the sunny Gulf Coast of Florida, Harbinger centers around two lifelong friends and fishing charter boat partners, Boyd Tomlin and Hicks Ledoux. Boyd is the serious one who always makes sure things get done, and Hicks is the carefree one who always makes sure everyone has a good time.

But times aren't so good. They are struggling to get charters, and bills are coming due. In desperate need of money, they consider smuggling drugs to make ends meet. By chance or fate, they meet two beautiful sisters who will change everything—a young Ania and her kid sister Karolyn. Hicks is immediately attached to the brash, confident Ania while Boyd gravitates toward Karolyn.

As romance blossoms, Boyd and Hicks quickly find themselves embroiled in the world of illegal drug trade, romance, danger and violence lurking around every corner.

Praise for the Ania Series …

"Queen of Diamonds is the second collaboration between Frank Zafiro and Jim Wilsky and it's a partnership that runs like a well-oiled machine…I've read a lot of books set in Las Vegas, but there are very few I have enjoyed more." —Chris Leek, independent reviewer

"Zafiro and Wilsky manage to both frustrate some expectations readers may have and bring everything to a satisfying conclusion." —Brian Triplett, independent reviewer

"Dark and nasty good. I haven't had this much fun reading about two brothers since Cain and Abel." —Brad Parks, award-winning author of the Carter Ross Series

"A hell of a good story told by a pair of aces, guaranteed to jump-start your heart from the very first word. Add this to your reading list for sure!" —Shane Gericke, bestselling author of Torn Apart

"Zafiro and Wilsky have teamed up to deliver a stunning punch to the head with Blood on Blood. Tightly plotted and perfectly executed. If you like your fiction boiled hard, don't pass this one up." —Al Leverone, author of The Lonely Mile

"If you like it mean and menacing, down and dirty, Blood on Blood is right up your dark alley." —Earl Staggs, Derringer Award-winning author

"a straight shot of raw, fiery, undiluted noir. Dangerous dudes and even more dangerous dames conspire, connive, and collide with deadly results in a bare-bones, no-nonsense thriller that takes no prisoners. A definite must-read for those who take their crime fiction strong and dark." —JD Rhoades, author of the Jack Keller series

"Blood on Blood is one helluva great read." —Bill Cameron, author of County Line

"Blood on Blood brings more than enough grit to keep you happily flipping through its nasty, nasty pages." —Todd "Big Daddy Thug" Robinson, author of Dirty Words and The Hard Bounce

"Blood on Blood is an intense and truly addictive thriller that captures you immediately and holds you bound until the last page." —Julia Madeleine, author of The Truth About Scarlet Rose

"Just when you thought you'd seen and re-seen every possible crime plot, along comes Blood on Blood. Zafiro and Wilsky have put together a fast-moving, authentic thriller, complete with witty dialogue and characters who seem real enough to touch. A beautifully written book, with stunning plot twists throughout. You'll love it!" —John M. Floyd, award-winning author

Meet the authors …

JIM WILSKY is a crime fiction writer. His first solo novel, titled Cargo, is nearing completion. In addition, he will have a book of selected short stories published later this year. Over fifty of his short stories have been published in some of the most respected online magazines such as Shotgun Honey, Beat To A Pulp, All Due Respect, Yellow Mama, Flash Bang Mysteries, A Twist of Noir and many others. He has also contributed stories to several anthologies, including Kwik Krimes, Both Barrels and The Odds Are Against Us. Jim resides in Texas, supported and strengthened by a wonderful wife and two beautiful daughters. You can keep up with Jim at

FRANK ZAFIRO was a police officer in Spokane, Washington, from 1993 to 2013. He retired as a captain. He is the author of numerous crime novels, including the River City novels and the Stefan Kopriva series. He lives in Redmond, Oregon, with his wife Kristi, dogs Richie and Wiley, and a very self-assured cat named Pasta. He is an avid hockey fan and a tortured guitarist. You can keep up with Frank at

In its eighth year 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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