3 the Hard Way
3 THE HARD WAY, 3 Crime Novellas by Gary Phillips. THE EXTRACTORS, a McBleak heist story. 10 SECONDS TO DEATH, an Essex Man excursion. THE ANTI-GRAVITY STEAL, a Noc Brenner adventure. MURDER BY REMOTE CONTROL, an Essex Man bonus short story. More
Malcolm Cavanaugh Bleekston, MC Bleak, McBleak, enjoys hobnobbing with the one percenters and stealing from them. In The Extractors, he puts his life on the line to take a greedy man's gain while wondering if his girlfriend sees through his façade.
Ned "Noc" Brenner is a drifter with an unusual skill set — he's an extreme athlete good at whatever he does be it MMA fighting to riding a motorcycle off a mountaintop. After winning in an all-night poker game, this sets in motion a series of events in The Anti-Gravity Steal where Noc must use all his abilities to prevent wholesale destruction.
Part Shaft and part Batman sans the cowl, Luke Warfield, a philanthropist with a black ops background, the Essex Man, goes on the trail in 10 Seconds to Death of the villain who killed his foster father and uncovers not only ghosts from his past, but must stop a deadly plan of mass slaughter in his own backyard.
Includes a bonus Essex Man short story, "Murder by Remote Control."
Praise for 3 THE HARD WAY …
10 Seconds to Death: "…it's filled with more sex and violence than novels tenfold the length. Author Gary Phillips knows how to pile on the action. This is definitely a homage to the spin rack novels of the 1970s." — Timothy Mayer, Z7's Headquarters
The Anti-Gravity Steal: "Mr. Phillips has taken the men's action adventure pulp genre of the thirties adding 21st century sensibilities and amping the energy level to 11. Doc Savage is the template for Ned "Noc" Brenner." — Amazon customer review
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