Synopses & Reviews
When Joe Reddick and his family are threatened in their LA home by a masked, knife-wielding intruder, it means serious trouble for a gang of desperate criminals. The threat sends Joe Reddick over the edge. He's lived the nightmare of losing a family to a crazed killer once, and he's not going to let it happen again. After sending his wife and son to safety, he goes to war, determined to kill those responsible. Soon Reddick's living nightmare will finally be over. One way or the other...
"An efficient noir actioner that's also a sharp study of a hero who 'wasn't an evil man, just an astoundingly unfortunate one.'" Kirkus Reviews
"In a battle of wits and violence, Reddick is constantly on the verge of going berserk. The action takes plenty of suspenseful twists toward the showdown." Publishers Weekly
"Haywood...has plenty of surprises in his bag of tricks, turning the plot on its heel just when we think we know where it's going....A fine thriller from a first-rate writer." Booklist
About the Author
Gar Anthony Haywood is the Shamus and Anthony award-winning author of twelve crime novels, including the Aaron Gunner private eye series and Joe and Dottie Loudermilk mysteries. His short fiction has been included in the Best American Mystery Stories anthologies, and Booklist has called him "a writer who has always belonged in the upper echelon of American crime fiction." Haywood has written for network television and both the New York and Los Angeles Times.