A Deadly Pleasures Pick for Best of Southern Noir 2022
The Mick Hardin Novels (Book 2)
Mick Hardin is home on leave, recovering from an IED attack, when a body is found in the center of town. It's Barney Kissick, the local heroin dealer, and the city police see it as an occupational hazard. But when Barney's mother, Shifty, asks Mick to take a look, it seems there's more to the killing than it seems. Mick should be rehabbing his leg, signing his divorce papers, and getting out of town - and most of all, staying out of the way of his sister Linda's re-election as sheriff - but he keeps on looking, and suddenly he's getting shot at himself.