Sunday, December 9, 2012

Open Wound by Blackie Noir

Open Wound

Boxer Nicoli “Nicky Kid” Dimitri isn’t just staring into the abyss. He’s taken a head over heels tumble straight to the bottom. Of course, Nick had help. Lots of it. Most of it from his rapacious, sexually insatiable, wife Trina. Trina: poster girl for avarice, rampant sexuality, and deceit.

Nick’s biggest mistake? Loving Trina. Second biggest mistake? Thinking she loved him back. A career ending eye injury not only exposes the fatal flaws in Nick’s marriage, but the black hole where Trina’s soul should’ve been.

Nick knew it was time to quit the ring. He wasn’t greedy. Trina was greedy enough for both of them. The gloves? He hung them up.

Quitting. Did it hurt? You bet. Hurt his ego. His pocket book? Not a problem. Not after his last two fights. On world-wide pay-per-view cable T.V. Title shots. Judges said he lost. What did Nick’s bank-book say? Said he won. Big time. Six-million big. Two mil, on the first fight. Four mil, on the rematch.

Wasn’t just Nick’s ship that had come in, it was the whole fleet. No doubt about it, he was fat city!

Thing is, once you’re fat, people start seeing you as bacon. Start lining up. Sharpening their knives. Looking to cut them a slice. Bigger the better. Think those close to you aren’t among them? Think again. They wield the sharpest blades.

Hard and tightly woven as chainmail, OPEN WOUND is a fast paced, erotic, unforgiving, journey to the darkside. An uncompromising look at betrayal’s devastating effect on one man, and the ultimate irony of its backlash.

Blending elements of classic hard-boiled noir crime fiction, ie: Jim Thompson’s "The Killer Inside Me," with the fast paced action of current crime thrillers: James Lee Burke’s "The Glass Rainbow," OPEN WOUND delivers a riveting, satisfying, page turning experience to aficionados of the genre.

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