Asking for Trouble
In this collection of short stories, the road to crime begins with a single decision—the wrong one. Not every decision belongs to the criminally minded. Some belong to the ill-informed, the weak and the plain unlucky. In these tales, trouble isn’t an indiscriminate force of nature. It’s a manmade occurrence that comes when called upon.
In these stories, you’ll find Richard who is so tired of supporting his deadbeat in-laws that he’s going to cut them out of his life—for good. Jamie Lassen is just Protecting The Innocent when he tells Chris Forbes to stop dating his sister. A simple Fender Bender with a drug dealer’s car put Todd in hock with the mob and the kingpin makes Todd responsible for a much larger debt. The Taskmasters picked Matt out just as the right time. Tired of his dead-end life, he was looking for someone to turn his life around.
These tales and others prove that ASKING FOR TROUBLE is a case of good intentions gone bad and bad intentions gone worse.
The book features the CWA Dagger Award nominated, Protecting The Innocent.
For the story behind the story, see Trouble is a Reflex Action.
The book is now available in paperback, CD, MP3, ebook and audio download.
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