Getting a guy out of a bar should be a simple thing. Should be. But it’s Henry Malone and his well-armed A.A. sponsor Woody, so of course, things get complicated. Bar fight with bikers-level complicated.
And things don’t get simpler afterwards, either. The man Henry and Woody rescue is soon accused of killing the leader of the motorcycle gang, and that leaves the gang hungry for revenge. Then there’s a sheriff’s deputy with something to prove, some Russian mobsters, the cargo of a hijacked semi that everyone wants, and the ghosts haunting Woody as he works to right the sins of his own mysterious past. Henry and Woody find themselves embroiled in a case that may change their lives—if they survive.
Praise for FRIEND OF THE DEVIL:
“James D.F. Hannah has created a memorable, resilient hero in Henry Malone. The downtrodden investigator’s wry humor, complicated relationships, and aching vulnerabilities combine to create a classic character in crime fiction, and Friend of the Devil is a wonderful showcase for Hannah’s stellar writing. This is a terrific outing for one of crime fiction’s rising stars.” —E.A. Aymar, author of The Unrepentant and They’re Gone
“Friend of the Devil is an engrossing tale with characters as dark and mysterious as a West Virginia coal mine. P.I. Henry Malone investigates with the heart of a lion and the wit of an ice pick. It’s his heart that gets Henry Malone in the most trouble—that’s just the kind of P.I. I can root for.” —Matt Goldman, New York Times bestselling author
“Friend of the Devil is a blisteringly paced tour-de-force of the American underbelly, packed with crackling dialogue and pulse-pounding violence.” —Nick Kolakowski, author of Boise Longpig Hunting Club and Absolute Unit