“I didn’t know someone was, up until five minutes ago.”
Midnight looked back and forth between the road and me for a few seconds. “You’re not really a financial adviser, are you?”
“Not exactly, I’m more involved in… withdrawals.”
“You’re a bank robber?”
She kept looking at me for a moment. I looked straight ahead at the black road, lit for forty feet in front by our headlights. Finally, she said, “I didn’t think you were dull enough to be a financial adviser.”
All of a sudden I felt pretty good about myself, for a guy who’d just been shot at.
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Following a botched heist, professional thief Johnny Park and a small crew of mismatched miscreants rendezvous in the small desert town of Halfway, Arizona. Things go from bad to worse when their fence is found murdered, and it soon becomes clear that someone has followed them to this dusty speck on the map with the intention of killing each member of this disparate group.
Unable to cut his losses and run, Johnny must deal with a suspicious sheriff, a knockout redhead, and a gang where the only person he trusts is himself. Are the killings related to the heist, or has a phantom from the past come to Halfway to enact a bloody reckoning?
Hard boiled violence and mystery collide with desert noir as Johnny realises he's stuck in the desert with a killer and he's out of bullets... and friends.
Johnny Park is a hundred miles from Phoenix... and halfway to hell.
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Halfway to Hell is the first mystery in the Johnny Park series; a neo-noir action thriller drawing on influences such as Jim Thompson, James M. Cain, Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, John D. Macdonald, Ian Rankin, Lee Child, Quentin Tarantino and Stephen King.
"It's pulpy and nasty and moves like an express train...It’s tough and cool and very much in the tradition of comics like Steven Grant’s 2 Guns or movies like Jason Statham’s The Mechanic." - Greg Hatcher, CSBG
Length: 84,000 words (approx 300 pages), includes active table of contents