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Ex-cop Robert “Lucky” Lucas' retirement is put on hold when his girlfriend Mona's 18 year old son is shot in San Francisco. The instincts of an angry and protective mother surface and Mona asks Lucky to “get the people who hurt my son". Lucas quickly finds himself in the middle of organized crime in Chinatown, where life can be cheap, and family secrets reach all the way back to mainland China. More
Ex-cop, Robert “Lucky” Lucas’ quiet Friday night with girlfriend Mona is shattered when her 18 year-old son Eric is critically injured in a drive-by shooting in San Francisco. Eric is hospitalized and the instincts of an angry and protective mother surface and Mona asks Lucky to “find the people who did this to my son.”
Lucky quickly finds himself in the middle of an organized crime war in Chinatown as rival gangs battle for turf and where extortion, murder and prostitution are part of daily life, and family secrets reach all the way back to mainland China. From restaurants and bars to card rooms rich with trouble, from neighborhood houses fronting for brothels to gun play in Golden Gate Park, the sights, sounds, and smells of Chinatown and San Francisco make Dragon Hand an exciting and fast-paced crime novel, the third in the Lucky Lucas series.
A former San Francisco Private Investigator, Mark Gummere lives in San Francisco and teaches Cinema Studies at Bay Area Colleges. The first two novels in the Lucky Lucas series, Scar Tissue and The Damage, are also available on Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, and Amazon. The fourth novel in the Lucky Lucas series is underway.