Joaquin A. Pineda, born in 1987, is a bilingual hard-boiled fiction author from Mexico. He is the author of a Spanish language novel and four more yet-to-be-published works, having written MUTEKI, his first novel-length draft, at the age of twenty-one. He cites the work of Mario Puzo, Raymond Chandler and Victor Hugo as his biggest influences.
Whenever he is not busy writing more work, Joaquin balances his literary career with a passion for teaching English, History, Ethics and Literature to public high school students. Not too far behind are his interests in the sports of boxing and mixed martial arts (MMA).
These are nine stories of violence, bloodshed, loneliness and heartbreak set during our gray and merciless times. The protagonists of each episode –a hitman, a homicide detective, two con artists and a father out for justice– highlight the harsh nature of a society that rewards the ruthless and gives the desperate and hopeful no second chances.