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“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. He hosts Noir at the Bar in Manhattan, and is the Social Media Editor for PROTECT.

HotRodFinalFlatBobby and Karen fit together like two sharp-toothed gears, suping up cars, racing them for pinks, and selling their rods to scrape a living. Then an old friend comes calling, and the jealous, brutal world conspires to tear them apart.

A fierce and fiery chopped & channeled noir novelette. An e-book original.

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E-cover_Blade-Of-Dishonor_omnibus (1)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.

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Our Lady of VengeanceSome say “the best revenge is living well.” Not the people in these stories! 13 crime, action, and noir tales of ice cold retribution and burning two-fisted fury.

Includes a Jay Desmarteaux tale that was only available in Hills of Fire: Bare-Knuckle Yarns of Appalachia, a story from the final issue of HARDBOILED, and more. A trip into the cool cruel world of criminals, ronin, veterans, bluesmen, bullies, hot-rodders, and the wronged screaming for vengeance.

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Steel Heart Cover 2500x1563Presenting 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.

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Denny the Dent “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.

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ebookProtectors1024x1544 copy 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.

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Thomas Pluck writes unflinching fiction with heart. He is the author of Blade of Dishonor, Steel Heart: 10 Tales of Crime & Suspense, and Denny the Dent. He edits anthologies to benefit PROTECT: The National Association to Protect Children, and serves as their social media editor. He hosts Noir at the Bar in Manhattan with Todd Robinson at Shade, and has been known to enjoy a pint of beer and a sloppy cheeseburger.

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41 stories. One Cause: PROTECT. Andrew Vachss, Joe Lansdale, George Pelecanos, Ken Bruen, James Reasoner, Charles de Lint and more!

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