“Hardcore-clean writing delivered at warp speed.” –Andrew Vachss
Thomas Pluck writes unflinching fiction with heart. He is the author of Blade of Dishonor, Steel Heart: 10 Tales of Crime and Suspense, and he is the editor of the Lost Children charity anthologies, which benefit PROTECT: The National Association to Protect Children.
A centuries-old battle between ninja and samurai over a stolen sword… enter ‘Rage Cage’ Reeves!
Taught to fight by his war hero grandfather, Reeves comes home to find Grandpa Butch embroiled in a centuries-old battle over a treasured Japanese sword. Together they team up with Tara the hot-rodding ambulance driver and a secretive member of a samurai warrior brotherhood to take on a powerful clan of ninja and yakuza bent on sparking a third world war.
Presenting ten tales of fierce emotion from the streets, the underbelly, and the house next door: A mob enforcer spars with a ruthless crime boss to rescue a child from a hellish home. A street racer finds the love of his life as he escapes from the cops. Jay Desmarteaux tangles with a psycho trucker and the red-hot lawyer of a violent biker gang, fighting a battle worthy of the Road Warrior in the Utah desert for his very soul.
“I’m not smart, but I listen good.”
Denny Forrest is six foot five, three-fifty, and born with a dent in the side of his head that makes everyone he meets think he is just big and stupid. He can lift a truck off a trapped child… or twist a man’s head clean off with his bare hands. In these five tales of urban noir, the baddest men on the streets of Newark just won’t let Denny and his friends be. He may not know a lot, but he knows right from wrong… and how to make wrong right with his two big hands. 5 tales of brutal street justice.
41 Authors. 41 Stories. One cause: PROTECT. Protectors includes the exclusive three opening chapters to Ken Bruen’s upcoming novel Spectre in the Galway Wind, plus powerful stories from George Pelecanos, Andrew Vachss, Joe R. Lansdale, Charles de Lint, Chet Williamson, James Reasoner, Charlie Stella, Michael A. Black, Wayne Dundee, Roxane Gay, Ray Banks, Tony Black, Les Edgerton and 27 more, and 100% of the proceeds go to PROTECT, The National Association to Protect Children.