Vern is a dangerous man—he makes illegal exchanges safe. Until someone tries to rip off a drug deal he’s working and he gets blamed. Now both gangs involved are after him, including the one he works for. And he’s going to clear his name, no matter who he has to kill in the process.
“Rob Pierce is one of the more imaginative literary voices in our new emerging era of noir.” — James Grady, Six Days of the Condor
“Rob Pierce is urban noir’s high priest from the mean streets.” — Joe Clifford, Lamentation and December Boys
“Rob Pierce is a new talent that cuts deep into the underbelly of society and rips the guts and heart out of his protagonist.” — Lou Boxer, Noircon
Rob Pierce wrote the novel Uncle Dust, as well as the novella Vern In The Heat and the short story collection The Things I Love Will Kill Me Yet. Editor of Swill Magazine and an editorial consultant with All Due Respect Books, Rob has been nominated for a Derringer Award and has had stories published in Flash Fiction Offensive, Pulp Modern, Plots With Guns, Revolt Daily, Near To The Knuckle, and Shotgun Honey. His crime novel With The Right Enemies will be published March 1, 2017 by All Due Respect Books. He lives and will probably die in Oakland, California.