The murder was swift and brutal...

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When ex-Afghanistan vet Keith Gainey bounces a guy from a Philly nightclub, he thinks he has the situation under control–until violent mobster Shawn Toomey joins the fight and kicks the patron to death.
Now there’s a body in the alley, and Keith’s going to prison–unless he can beat the gangster who’s trying to frame him.
Enjoy the roller coaster ride of this fast-paced novella by best-selling thriller writer James Dain, Best Novel Winner at the Los Angeles Neo-Noir Festival.

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" Just wow! James Dain writes stories you can't put down! "

– Charles Anceney, author of The Boy in the Boat

Thrillers You Can't Put Down

Get blown away! James Dain’s Hard Knocks series delivers real characters, breakneck pacing, and tough situations–all in fast-paced reads that will keep you turning pages late into the night.

If you like best-selling crime authors like David Baldacci, Lee Child and Michael Connelly, try Dain’s Hard Knocks series for more nerve-wracking suspense and shocking twists.

Dain’s books are available in eBook, paperback and audiobook editions, and can be read in any order.  “Fun and engrossing”–L.A.Reader

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From James Dain…

I love a good thriller--with lots of action, a murder or two, a seamy setting and a tough-guy hero who has to get to the bottom of a mystery or die trying.

The problem is finding enough of the kind of great stories that keep you up reading all night. Big name authors have become ridiculously expensive, and eBooks offerings by new authors sometimes meander and fall flat.

That’s when I decided that if wanted to read fast-paced action stories with intriguing settings and quick-thinking characters, I’d have to write them myself.
The Hard Knocks series was born: murder, mayhem, ass-kicking suspense thrillers featuring blood, sin and gripping mystery!
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