pregnant woman friend of Mick Murphy's is beaten to death. As she
lay dying Murphy promises to make the killer face justice. His
pursuit takes him and his mismatched eclectic friends to the Ocala
National Forest looking for a meth lab run by outlaw bikers. That
brief, deadly encounter leads them to the Tit-4-Tat strip club in
Dayton Beach where they run into a FBI/DEA/ATF stakeout and
investigation. Cooperation is short lived and the Feds are what they
seem as Murphy and his friends head back to the forest and St. Johns
River to get their man. ...
Read Chapters 1 & 2
It Began to Go Bad With a Phone Call
No good comes from a phone call at three in the morning.
Kristofferson’s Shake Hands with the Devil, the ringtone on my
cellphone, woke me. The bedside clock radio displayed 3:07.
I sat up, unplugged the phone from its charger and saw Richard
on the display screen. “Yeah?” I’d expected it to be someone
needing bail money.
“Mick, get down to the hospital. Right now!” Key West Police
Chief Richard Dowley’s voice sounded stressed.
“What’s happening?” I came fully awake, concerned because
Richard didn’t call at that hour.
“You know Robin Church.” It rushed out as one, long word.
“Richard, what’s going on?” I stood and slipped into my cargo
Robin and I had been friends since we met at a rodeo in Southern
California, a long time ago. Briefly, we’d been lovers. A fling
she’d called it. She liked the bad boys. I wasn’t one. She rode
out of my life with a bull rider in an old pickup. A few years
ago, she arrived in Key West. We rekindled our friendship,
that’s all. Old habits die hard and before long she hooked up
with a pimple-charmer named Morgan Pryce.
"Michael Haskins' 'Nobody Wins'
is a breathless, high-octane international crime thriller with
the fast-pace of an '80s action movie." ~ Paul D. Brazill,
author of Guns Of Brixton and A Case Of Noir.
"Mick Murphy has been in some trouble before, but NOBODY WINS
puts him in a life and death situation about every five pages.
From Key West to Los Angeles, from New Jersey to Dublin,
Ireland, Mick is on the run, and he’s never sure why. Twists,
turns and a climatic ending make this page turner a thrill- a-
minute read." ~ Don Bruns, author of the Stuff Series & Sever
The Jan. 2015 issue
features my Mick Murphy short story - Hemingway's Typewriter.
If you can find a copy, it's fun reading as Mick has to help a
friend deal with Hemingway's ghost, among other things.
Edition should be available first of December on the
newsstands and in the mail to subscribers before that.
Please consider your local independent bookstore first before