London, 2008. An old man, Michael, sees out his final days sustained by Guinness and talk of the old country. But some memories won’t go quietly to the grave. Some mistakes are not erased by time. And no matter how hard he tries to forget, there’s always someone trying to dig up the skeletons of the past.
Belfast, 1988. The height of the Troubles. Michael is a bagman, a messenger, a go-between, called on to perform one last little job for the IRA. After that, perhaps he can start to patch his life back together. After that, perhaps he can build a future for himself and his family.
Just one last job...
Down Among the Dead is a story of trouble and the Troubles, and a violent collision of past and present in the life of one man.
Meanwhile, Nigel Bird says: "Steve Finbow has done a brilliant job with this story... This is sharp and bold writing that is populated punchy dialogue and crisply drawn characters. It’s a wonderful voice that is at once sympathetic and pathetic and it’s one that’s very easy to spend time with."
Down Among the Dead is out on the 13th but you lucky, lucky people can pre-order the Kindle copy by going here (US) or here (UK) or from your own neighbourhood Amazon store. If you prefer e-pub or other formats, gohere. Paperback to follow soon.
And the best news is that, like Of Blondes and Bullets, it's currently only $1.49 or 98 shiny new pence.