For Mullin, it was supposed to be a time of peace and quiet by a river. Maybe a little fishing, maybe a little loafing. And then the hikers arrived. A man and a woman. And Mullin's autumnal repose was shattered . . .
From the "heart-whamming" (Publishers Weekly) keyboard of James Scott Bell comes a story in the tradition of Lawrence Block and Elmore Leonard––a taut tale of life interrupted and seriously disturbed.
“Inventive and dramatically appealing.” –– Lawrence Block
No Laughing Matter
Sometimes, comedy can seem like death…
For Pete "The Harv" Harvey, stand up comedy is a serious business. At least, he wants it to be. But the struggle to make it in the glitter dome of L.A. hasn't exactly been a smashing success.
One night, after bombing onstage at a local club, Pete wonders if his next stop is managing a car wash. Then a man sits next to him at the bar--a man with an almost unbelievable proposition. One that could mean a whole lot of money to Pete "The Harv" Harvey, who will soon learn that deals too good to be true are no laughing matter.