“Crawling Back” by Jim Lawler is published

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  • (1888PressRelease) September 06, 2022 - ISBN #978-1909086326

    “Crawling Back” by Jim Lawler is published

    Another intriguing new thriller from Red Rattle Books

    About the Book:
    ‘Next steps are better than consequences’

    Pub owner and ex-fence Mike Bishop has a problem. Drug dealer Ned Davies and wannabe gangster Ash Jones want to run the county line from Liverpool to Aberystwyth. Hot head Ash assaults rival Ned in The Anchor, the pub Mike owns. The assault of Ned leads to retaliation and more violence. Mike is loyal to Ned, his best customer, and also to an old mate Louis Beaumont, the father-in-law of Ash Jones. Louis is married to Ruth. Because of what happens to Ash, an emotional Ruth Beaumont swears vengeance. She hires Big Beard Mo to kill Ned. Mike needs to keep the peace between Ned, the Beaumonts and the dangerous Big Beard Mo. Mike also has to convince his fearful wife and a suspicious policeman from the past, persuade them that he remains reformed and innocent. Mike will only survive if he is cautious and treads carefully.

    Crawling Back is the sixth hard-hitting thriller from resident Red Rattle Books hardman Jim Lawler.

    About the Author:
    In his fifth Red Rattle Books thriller and previous book, Fatal Credit, our Red Rattle resident hardman Jim Lawler explored his feminine side and became defiant Cora Tucker. Jim has now returned to his own gender and the world he remembers, Liverpool gangsters and hard cases. Crawling Back is a slow burn thriller that has plenty of style and characters that are allowed to talk about something other than the plot. Crawling Back is also another change of style for Jim Lawler. This time, Jim pays homage to one of his literary heroes, the great George V Higgins. If, like the rest of us, you have missed the realism, expansive dialogue and style of Mr Higgins then treat yourself to the pleasure of reading CRAWLING BACK.

    Excerpt from the Book:
    “Jack steps forward, no doubt fortified by the box of 36 bags of crisps I gave him the night the windows of the Anchor were smashed. Of the ten men standing here Jack is the one that looks the least like a hard case. He has the build and shoulders but Jack is a worrier, a man that not only thinks ahead but holds his breath while he is doing it. I am hoping that Jack will be a peacemaker that I can add to the list.

    ‘You don’t get it do you, Mike?’ says Jack. ‘These blokes have robbed us blind over the years. This tosser puts on a fancy t-shirt and thinks it gives him the right to take our mullah. There’s been months when he’s been living off us. I’d soon as thump him and his mates as look at them. And he’s still trying to make money because of us. Big Beard Mo didn’t have to say yes when Ruth Beaumont came calling. But he did say yes because that’s our Big Beard Mo. This is what Big Beard Mo does. This is what Big Beard Mo always does.’

    So much for Jack as the peacemaker.”

    “Crawling Back” by Jim Lawler is available in paperback from Amazon.co.uk at:

    The novel can also be downloaded in e-book format from Amazon at:

    Press/Media Contact Details:
    Howard Jackson
    Managing Director
    Red Rattle Books
    E-mail: jacksonhoward09 ( @ ) googlemail dot com

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