Josh K. Stevens masterfully draws a hit man’s underground world of bullets, sex, death, money, and betrayal in his mile-a-minute debut of dark modern noir.
Levi Maurice has always had his eye on the money in his career as a hit man. A chain-smoking alcoholic with a penchant for all the wrong women, Levi is never short of improvised plans and smart-assed remarks to ensure he makes it to the next paycheck. But when the tables are turned and a hit is put out on him, he suddenly finds himself fighting for his life. Along with his crooked cop neighbor, Jacks, and his radical protester little sister, Chenille, Levi has to find out who has it out for him before he finds himself six feet under. Not helping are the mysterious mint green envelopes appearing on his doorstep, asking for his help just when Levi himself needs it most, and Megan, his sexy new girlfriend, who may not be as honest as she looks.
Bullets Are My Business is a bloody, fast-paced, darkly humorous ride into the life of a hired gun who finds himself on the wrong side of a hit — and may not make it out alive.
JOSH K. STEVENS’s short stories have been published in RAGAD, Boston Literary Magazine, The Woodstock Independent, 55 Words, and decomP. A nonfiction piece was published in The Great Lakes Reader. He presently resides in northern Illinois with his wife, their… More about Josh K. Stevens
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Published by Dutton Nov 20, 2012| 238 Pages| ISBN 9781101616413
"Grade A neo-pulp. All the style and action of a vintage paperback, shot through with all the violence and sex of today. Moves as fast as a bullet from a .38 and hits just as hard." -Eric Beetner, author of The Devil Doesn’t Want Me