New Pulp Press

"Bullets, Booze and Bastards"

Hard Bite by Anonymous-9

ISBN: 978-0985578640

Hard Bite is a swirling, rambunctious thriller about a paraplegic man named Dean Drayhart who—with the help of his deadly sidekick, Sid the monkey—seeks out hit-and-run drivers in retaliation for a tragic accident that took everything he had. Dean’s annoying but endearing nurse knows nothing about what he’s up to, and when Sid tears out the throat of a Mexican Mafia member, Marcie gets kidnapped in order to force Dean’s surrender. Armed with nothing but his wits, a monkey, and a sympathetic streetwalker named Cinda, Dean manipulates drug-cartel carnales and the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department in a David-against-Goliath plot that twists and turns to a heart-pounding finale.

Raves for Hard Bite

Hard Bite is outlandish in every way—a crazed noir excursion into an unprecedented heart of darkness. From the opening line on, it challenges and confronts, attacks and confounds. Violent and sometimes funny, always entertaining.”
—T. Jefferson Parker, three-time Edgar winner and New York Times best-selling author of The Jaguar and The Border Lords

“. . . one wickedly dark and funny novel that deserves to be made into a movie.”

“A carnival of nightmarish fun, Hard Bite had me gasping from one terrifying act to the next, each scene involving The Grim Reaper in a wheelchair; a sharp-fanged, treacherous monkey; a SWAT-team posse of drugged Mexican killers; and more tough-but-lovable women with guns than a Mickey Spillane novel.”
—Jack Getze, Fiction Editor, Spinetingler Magazine

“This novel is a crazed slugfest of wild windmill and roundhouse punches that all connect. Mexican Mafia, drugs, murdered innocents, shedding flesh and spurting blood, a hooker, and of course Sid [the monkey]. When this book becomes a movie and they come out with the action figures, I want the whole line of Sid and accessories.”
—Joseph Patchen, Lurid Lit

Hard Bite is a demented pulp fiction ride deserving of its own Gold Medal. . . a hell of a book that will leave a mark.”
—Brian Lindenmuth, Editor of Snubnose Press

“A great debut. This really is a novel with teeth.”
—Christa Faust, author of Choke Hold

“It’s reminiscent of Duane Swierczynski’s work, so if you enjoy a blend of pulpy violence with dark comedy, I think you’ll like Hard Bite.
—Andrew Byers, Hellnotes

“Anonymous-9 dug deep into a dark and inspired heart and brought up Hard Bite. Intriguing, unexpected, and frightening, give yourself time to read because once you start you won’t be able to turn away.”
—Rebecca Forster, author of Hostile Witness

“Although Dean [Drayhart] is committing horrible acts of murder, his personal loss makes him surprisingly sympathetic. Given the nature of the crimes, and Dean’s lack of remorse, the tone could easily become very dark and the characters could be difficult to relate to, but Anonymous-9 has skillfully crafted a story that is entertaining and fun.”
—Maria Siano, ForeWord Reviews

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