Coming in October from Down & Out Books: RATTLESNAKE RODEO by Nick Kolakowski

TAMPA, Fla. - Sept. 16, 2020 - PRLog -- byDown & Out Books is pleased to announce that RATTLESNAKE RODEO, the sequel to Boise Longpig Hunting Club by Nick Kolakowski, will be published on October 26, 2020 in trade paperback and ebook formats.


Three nights ago, Jake Halligan and his ultra-lethal sister Frankie were kidnapped by a sadistic billionaire with a vendetta against their family. That billionaire offered them a terrible deal: Spend the next 24 hours in the backwoods of Idaho, hunted by rich men with the latest in lethal weaponry. If Jake and Frankie survived, they'd go free; otherwise, nobody would ever find their bodies.

Jake and Frankie managed to escape that terrible game, but their problems are just beginning. They're broke, on the run, and hunted by every cop between Oregon and Montana. If they're going to make it through, they may need to strike a devil's bargain—and carry out a seemingly impossible crime.

Rattlesnake Rodeo is a neo-Western noir filled with incredible twists. If you want true justice against the greedy and powerful, sometimes you have no choice but to rely on the worst people…

Advance praise for RATTLESNAKE RODEO …

"At turns ruthless and intimate, but always with a touch of humor, Rodeo takes readers on a violent, memorable journey through the new American West and the dark violence plaguing his characters' souls." —E.A. Aymar, author of The Unrepentant

"This is a novel that puts the war into class warfare…If you are looking for an adrenaline rush of a novel that presses the pedal all the way down, you owe it to yourself to pick up Kolakowski's latest." —Econoclash Review

Meet the author …

Nick Kolakowski is the author of the Love & Bullets Hookup series of crime novellas. His short fiction has appeared in Thuglit, Shotgun Honey, Plots with Guns, and various anthologies. His fiction and non-fiction have appeared in The Washington Post, McSweeney's, NPR's website, The North American Review, Shotgun Honey, Thuglit, Spinetingler, and other magazines and anthologies. He is the author of the noir novels A Brutal Bunch of Heartbroken Saps (Down & Out Books, 2017) and Boise Longpig Hunting Club (Down & Out Books, 2018) as well as the satirical nonfiction book How to Become an Intellectual (2012, Adams Media, a Simon & Schuster imprint). He lives and writes in New York City.

In its eleventh 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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