Michael Hendricks is not a good man.
He doesn't deserve a good life.
But he is very good at his job.
He's the killing kind.
He knows he's a bad person, but he still has a code: he doesn't work for anyone but himself, and he never kills civilians. He only hits hitters.
It's not a bad way to make a living, but it's a great way to make enemies.
And now the FBI and the mafia have Hendricks in their sights, he's about to learn just how good he really is...
Chris Holm is an award-winning short story writer whose work has appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies, including Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Needle: A Magazine of Noir, and The Best American Mystery Stories 2011. His critically acclaimed trilogy of Collector novels, which blended fantasy with old-fashioned crime pulp, appeared on over forty year's best lists. He lives in Portland, Maine.