“The Best Writer You Never Heard Of.” That’s what international bestselling author Lee Child calls Nathan Walpow in his foreword to this collection of seven stories and a novella. Child also says: “His plotting is crisp, fluent and agile; his characters are human and believable; and his narrative voice has depth and perspective … wise and very satisfying on an emotional level … there’s truth and humanity baked into his writing. I rate him among my absolute favorites.” Now you too can discover the writer that’s been one of Lee Child’s favorites for 15 years. Includes “Push Comes to Shove,” in which professional wrestling turns all too real. Selected for the Best American Mystery Stories series; “Bad for His Image,” where a gangster and a philatelist forge an improbable bond over a stamp, a dog, and a dame; “A Match Made in Hell,” the Devil’s explanation of how you really get into heaven; “Daughters,” in which a vigilante and and his Mossad-trained offspring team up to find a murderer; “Sanitation Sends a Man,” the story of a garbageman who comes out of retirement to save the universe; “Where You Eat,” where a disk jockey gets advice for the lovelorn from a birdbrain; and “A Good Day’s Work,” a tale of murder and intrigue intruding upon the quiet life at Leisure World. You also get the novella "Push," an expansion of “Push Comes to Shove,” with more wrestlers, more criminal activity, and more rock’em sock’em action.