Asphalt John - Careful Who You Screw With by Richard Taylor
Approx. 21,970 words.
Published on July 25, 2010.
When fatherless boy Raul is attacked by a gang, he hires John, a homeless man, to protect him because Raul thinks he's a missing heroic FBI agent. John makes a clean spot in Raul's life, and soon must widen it, saving his mother from a predatory cop, and eventually facing off against the mob bent on revenge. They all think he's the FBI agent, but maybe John is someone far, far more dangerous.