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Darwin’s Nightmare

Mike Knowles

188 pages
Ecw Press

Hard-hitting crime fiction from the author of Tin Men: “Fans of Charlie Huston and Chuck Palahniuk will probably enjoy Darwin’s Nightmare.” — Sacramento Book Review

“Merciless but honest about being monstrous, Wilson is worthy to stand next to Loren Estleman’s Peter Macklin and Donald Westlake’s Parker.” — Publishers Weekly

No one forgets, no one gets away clean, and no good deed goes unpunished

Wilson spent his entire life under the radar. Few people knew who he was or how to find him. Only two people even knew what he really did: working jobs for one very bad man, illegal jobs no one could ever know about.

Wilson liked being invisible and successfully protected his anonymity — until the day he unwittingly crossed a line and risked everything to save his last connection to humanity. All he has to do was finish off a simple job: steal a bag from the airport and hand it off. No one said what was in the bag, and no one mentioned who the real owners were or what they might do to get it back. But this bag sets into motion a violent chain of events in the underworld of Hamilton, Ontario, rousing a vengeful mob boss. No one will escape untouched …

Author Bio
Mike Knowles studied writing at McMaster University before pursuing a career in education. He became an elementary teacher and currently teaches in Hamilton where he lives with his wife and dog. Darwin’s Nightmare is his first novel.