"...a short but powerful book with the force of a right hook or a squeezed-off bullet." -- Foreword Clarion Reviews
"Original and enthralling. A journey of a gamblers problems and how he tries to 'fix' them." -- Lisa Garrett, NetGalley Reviewer
Published: December 2017
Professional gambler, Johnny Chapman, plays the hand he’s dealt, but when he’s dealt a series of losers, he decides to up the ante with more money than he can afford to lose. Just when he thinks his life can’t get any worse, it does.
The loan shark he owes the money to demands that he pay up and sends his goons after him.
The man offers Johnny one way out—fix a race by fatally injecting the dog most likely to win. A piece of cake, Johnny thinks, until he looks into the big brown eyes of the beautiful dog, and the price suddenly seems too great to pay.
Now Johnny’s on the run and the goons are closing in…
"It has a good story and was entertaining. I am curious about other books from Robert Downs and will be checking those out." -- J Bronder Book Reviews
"I think that Downs's writing style shows promise and with a little more clarity on the timing and plot, I think I would have given the story 4.5 stars." -- San Francisco Book Review
About the author:
Robert Downs aspired to be a writer before he realized how difficult the writing process was. Fortunately, he'd already fallen in love with the craft, otherwise his tales might never have seen print. Originally from West Virginia, he has lived in Virginia, Massachusetts, New Mexico, and now resides in California. When he’s not writing, Downs can be found reading, reviewing, blogging, or smiling.