Monday, March 5, 2012

Available Now: COUNTERPUNCH - New Fight Card Novel

The byline here reads "Jack Tunney" --- but for this particular entry in the popular Fight Card series, the author is actually yours truly. The Fight Card series was created late last year by Paul Bishop and Mel Odom and there have been three titles prior to this one so far in the series --- one each by Paul and Mel, a third by Eric Beetner.
All take place circa the 1950s and each features a different protagonist and setting; the linking factor being that the featured fighter came from St. Vincent's Asylum for Boys in Chicago and was originally trained by Father Tim, the battling priest. These are old-fashioned, pulpy, action-packed tales yet also feature a lot of heart and passion (think something along the lines of the "Rocky" movies).
I was honored to be invited to participate in this. My story is set in Milwaukee, 1954, and features Danny "The Duke" Dugronski, an ex-Marine who's earned a respectable reputation as a solid regional heavyweight --- until the Mob tries to muscle in and force him into some rigged fights. Before it's over, they find out that Danny is a fighter who's willing to stand his ground and slug it out with any opponent, no matter who it is.
This is a little different than most anything else I've written.
I hope you give it a try, I think you'll like it.
Persevere --- WD

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