Ugly As Sin by James Newman

Ugly As Sin - 'James Newman',  'Shock Totem'

 

 

Smooth as moonshine Southern white trash noir that hits like a piledriver. Combining edge of your seat suspense, and characters that will rent space in your head for the rest of your life, this book drags you in, beats you bloody and leaves you begging for more.

Nick Bullman is a character who is bigger than life, monolithic in stature. Scarred, flawed, yet possessing that one element that raises the bar....a soul. He looms large over a literary landscape of two dimensional tough guys, and stands shoulder to shoulder with Chandler's Marlowe, Vachss' Burke and Lansdale's Hap and Leonard, an iconic figure I hope to see more of in the future.

Highest possible recommendation.