When it comes to Neil Doyle’s daughter, Gandhi had no idea.
An accident leaves Jasmine Doyle permanently disfigured, and the patriarch of one of Newcastle’s crime families goes on the warpath to find the perpetrator. He doesn’t care who gets in his way, or what he has to do to them, to get his hands on the man responsible.
Graeme Taylor and ‘Tracksuit’ Tony Gordon find themselves dragged into this brutal quest for vengeance, pushed physically and mentally to the breaking point by all that they see, and all that they are forced to do.
By the end, the streets will run with blood, and no one walks away unscarred
Davey Hoy's money has gone missing. Jackson Stobbart thinks he knows where Cathy has run with it and he follows her north-east to their seaside home town. He's hoping to get it back before anyone notices it's gone. Unfortunately for him, Cathy has run to her ex-boyfriend to hide-out, and Jackson's never been much of a fighter. However, if Jackson has to go through the ex-boyfriend to get it, well, he'd rather do that than tell Davey the truth.
Meanwhile, back in Newcastle, Davey has problems of his own. Desperate to prove himself to Michael Doyle, a man he despises, Davey has to try and keep his cool while dealing with people he knows to be lesser than himself. And that's before he finds out that someone has done a runner with the money he's been stealing from Doyle.
After a raid on one of Neil Doyle's drug houses, his new right hand man Jimmy Finlay is determined to keep the news quiet from Neil and to deal with things himself. The person responsible, however, is not someone that can be dealt with quickly. He's a dangerous man with a bad reputation. Things are primed to get bloody in Newcastle, and that's the last thing Neil needs as he works on the unveiling of his brand new nightclub.
If Jimmy can't get things under control, Neil's going to have to turn to one of his firm's old hands, Graeme Taylor. Trouble is, no one has seen or heard from Graeme in close to a year, save for his surrogate son Tracksuit Tony Gordon, and he's not in any rush to give him away.
But there's only one way things can be with men this violent by design.
After suffering a lifetime of tyranny under her father’s oppressive rule, when Lou-Lou sees a chance to make a break with the man she loves, she takes it. Problem is, daddy’s also known as Big Bobby Joe, a dangerous and powerful man in the local area—powerful enough to put out a sixty grand bounty on the head of the man she’s run off with, who also happens to be one of his ex-employees.
With every criminal affiliate out looking for them, making good on their getaway doesn’t seem promising. Even their so-called friends are on the take, willing to pull a double-cross if that’s what’s going to turn them a quick buck. But Big Bobby Joe hasn’t counted on his daughter's resolve to distance herself from him. No matter what he throws at her, no matter what he does, she’s going to get away—or die trying.
Falling in love might just be the dumbest move Patton has ever made.
Patty Dawson is beautiful – tall, with most of her length in her legs – and Patton has fallen head over heels. Patty is also Bobby Hodge’s daughter and that means she’s off-limits to guys like Patton.
Bobby runs the Bad Bastards Motorcycle Club with an iron fist – he runs his family the same way - and when he finds out about Patton and his only daughter it was only ever going to go one way, badly.
Beaten to a pulp and under threat of death, Patton is determined to find a way to be with the girl he loves no matter what the cost, but as the stakes get higher he has to decide just how far he’s willing to go in the name of love.
After his girlfriend leaves and takes their young son with her, Joey Hidalgo is left alone in the trailer they formerly called home with nothing to do but get drunk and contemplate her reasons. Is he really as angry, as volatile, so close to constant violence, as she claims he is?
No, Joey thinks, of course not, the real problem is money—or lack thereof. Joey’s a bartender, always struggling to make ends meet, unlike his most vile regular customer, the rich and racist fatboy. So Joey hatches a plan to get his family back by taking him for all he’s worth.
But the fatboy isn’t going to make it easy for them. Neither is Joey’s temper. Things are going to get messy, and it’s gonna be one hell of a long night.
Life has been tough on Teddy Norton and Bud Corrigan. A pair of lifelong best friends and perennial losers, they've never had anyone but each other, and they've never had more than they could scrape together.
Now it's Christmas, and they want more than they've been given.
Teddy's good at breaking in. Bud's good at lifting heavy things and doing what he's told. They've got a list of houses they want to hit, of people they want to hurt the same way they've been hurt. They're all at a party. Their homes are all empty...right?
Stealing Christmas takes the villains from Home Alone, makes them the heroes, then throws them in a blender with Of Mice And Men and How The Grinch Stole Christmas
'In times of peace, the warlike man attacks himself.'
Tom Wayman was not born a fighter. He was moulded through hardship and hatred, thrown to the dogs and left to fend for himself.
When he fights, men cheer for him. They place bets on him. They celebrate his victories, but they just as readily lust for his blood.
Set in the dark and dirty underworld of illegal dog-fighting, 'The Pitbull' is a hallucinogenic nightmare, a trip through hell, the story of a man more beast than human. It is his fractured relationships, his bloody battles, and his underlying, seething misanthropy.
Billy McCracken is overweight, middle-aged, and a drug dealer. He used to be a good one.
In the small north-eastern town where he lives and works, people used to respect him. They used to fear him. Now they look at him and they see a bald and broken down drunk. The fight has gone out of Billy. He's gotten older and now he just wants an easy life. He's got his regular customers, his drinking buddies, and, when the need arises, he knows where to find the local lady of the night.
But there are men in the town still to be feared. Men like Ross Banks and Peter Graham. Like Billy, Peter works for Ross. He doesn't like it. He wants more than he's got, and he's acquired a crew of young thugs to help him take it. Things are getting tense.
Billy doesn't want anything to do with it. Billy doesn't have a choice.
Henry is a janitor. He likes the work. It's quiet, and he doesn't have to talk to many people.
But Henry is also a hitman, and a job has come up. A big job. Three hits, one night. The job in itself is trouble enough, but his employer is a powerful man, a man with secrets that need to be kept, and not learning the truth is going to be a challenge in itself. Add an ageing father in a distant care home and Henry is going to have a busy week.
Darker than pitch black night, Three is the newest unflinching novella from the author of the Motel Whore trilogy, and the standalone tales The Mess, and The Pitbull.
Trapped on the trailer park where his mother abandoned him to his father's care, Jake learned early that life is not always what you want it to be. He searches for distractions from the mundane - with his skateboard, with his friends, and through the window of a girl from school.
But one night changes everything, and sets Jake on an irrevocable path towards becoming a man, aided by some familiar faces.
It will crawl inside your skull, it will live beneath your skin. It will stay with you for days.
He splits his time between selling pornography to a town filled with losers and lowlifes, and sitting the desk of the local motel owned by his aunt's husband and occupied by junkies, dealers, and the prostitute in room sixteen.
He is not a bloodsucker, but he lives in darkness in a world where everyone is feeding on everyone else.
Revisiting the town and certain characters of The Motel Whore, The Vampire is a standalone novella about one man in a very bad world.
It will crawl inside your skull, it will live beneath your skin. It will stay with you for days.
WARNING - CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE, SEXUAL CONTENT, AND SCENES OF VIOLENCE.
SHOULD NOT BE READ BY ANYONE.
A dying town on the edge of nowhere. Misfits, outcasts, losers and loners, making their way through their aimless lives. The Motel Whore. The Vampire. The Boy. They will crawl inside your skull. They will live beneath your skin. They will stay with you forever. Featuring two previously unpublished tales. 'Darker than spilled blood, more twisted than a pile of mangled bodies, this is a memorable, evocative piece of work.' - Tom Leins 'Rich with great characters, The Motel Whore is sad, brutal and completely enthralling.' - Paul D. Brazill
Three tales of outcast men living on the fringes of society. Dark lives shadowed by chaos and violence, betrayal and bloodshed. They may survive, but no one makes it out in one piece. Featuring the novellas The Mess, The Pitbull, and Three.
Newcastle, 1978. John is sleeping with Mary. Mary is married to Daniel. Both men work for her father, the Top Man. Daniel is his son-in-law, next in line to take over his little empire. John is muscle. The Top Man orchestrates robberies—banks, pay rolls, anything that will bring in some easy money. When Daniel discovers his wife’s illicit liaison, he wants John dead. The Top Man signs off on it.
But John’s a man you only get one shot at. When Daniel happens to botch that one shot, then everyone involved needs to watch their back. Because John will be coming for them, and he won’t stop until he’s taken revenge on every last one involved in leaving him for dead