Pike (e-Book)

SKU: 9781604860894d
Author: Benjamin Whitmer
Publisher: PM Press/Switchblade
ISBN: 9781604860894
Published: 7/2010
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Size: 5 x 8
Page count: 224
Subjects: Fiction, Thriller
Price:
$8.95

Qty: - +

 

Douglas Pike is no longer the murderous hustler he was in his youth, but reforming hasn't made him much kinder. He's just living out his life in his Appalachian hometown, working odd jobs with his partner, Rory, hemming in his demons the best he can. And his best seems just good enough until his estranged daughter overdoses and he takes in his twelve-year-old granddaughter, Wendy.

Just as the two are beginning to forge a relationship, Derrick Kreiger, a dirty Cincinnati cop, starts to take an unhealthy interest in the girl. Pike and Rory head to Cincinnati to learn what they can about Derrick and the death of Pike’s daughter, and the three men circle, evenly matched predators in a human wilderness of junkie squats, roadhouse bars, and homeless Vietnam vet encampments

About the Author:

Benjamin Whitmer was raised by back-to-the-landers in southern Ohio and upstate New York. He now lives with his wife and two children in Colorado, where he spends most of his time trolling local histories and haunting the bookshops, blues bars, and firing ranges of ungentrified Denver. He has published fiction and non-fiction in a number of magazines, anthologies, and essay collections. Pike is his first novel.

Reviews:

“Without so much as a sideways glance towards gentility, Pike is one righteous mutherf**ker of a read. I move that we put Whitmer’s balls in a vise and keep slowly notching up the torque until he’s willing to divulge the secret of how he managed to hit such a perfect stride his first time out of the blocks.”
--Ward Churchill

"Benjamin Whitmer’s Pike captures the grime and the rage of my not-so fair city with disturbing precision. The words don’t just tell a story here, they scream, bleed, and burst into flames. Pike, like its eponymous main character, is a vicious punisher that doesn’t mince words or take prisoners, and no one walks away unscathed. This one’s going to haunt me for quite some time."
--Nathan Singer 

"This is what noir is, what it can be when it stops playing nice--blunt force drama stripped down to the bone, then made to dance across the page."
--Stephen Graham Jones

See and hear author interviews, book reviews, and other news on Benjamin Whitmer's page HERE

Click here to download and print a product information sheet.

Your Name:
Your Email:
Friends Name:
Friends Email:
Message:
Verification:
Related Products
SKU: 9781604862065
Gary Phillips
Follow Vietnam vet Magrady as he weaves through the underbelly of Los Angeles to find his missing wheechair-bound buddy who might be in hot water with some major L.A. players.
$14.00

SKU: 9781604860405
Gary Phillips
Gary Phillips writes tough and gritty parables about life and death on the mean streetsā€”a place where sometimes just surviving is a noble enough cause.
$15.95

SKU: 9781604860894
Benjamin Whitmer
Pike captures the grime and the rage of Cincinnati with disturbing precision. The words don't just tell a story here, they scream, bleed, and burst into flames.
$15.95

SKU: 9781604860962
Editors: Gary Phillips and Andrea Gibbons
An incendiary mix of original and out-of-print stories from the past, present and fearful future about the fight for a better world.
$19.95

SKU: 9781604864953
James Kilgore
White ex-convict Cal Winter returns home one day to find his gorgeous, young, black wife, Prudence, drowned in the swimming pool. Prudence couldnā€™t swim and Cal concludes she didnā€™t go in the water willingly.
$14.95

Cart Contents

Your cart is currently empty

Subtotal: $0.00

View Cart & Checkout

GET OUR NEWSLETTER

Recent Posts

PM Press ©Copyright 2019 PM Press   -   Powered by SunShop "Shopping Cart Software"

  • paypal
  • mastercard
  • visa