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The Death You Deserve

A Novel

Rawhead Series

David Bowker

Minotaur Books

For struggling author Billy Dye, ghost writing the memoirs of Manchester gangster Malcolm Priest seems like a great way to make a quick buck, but when Priest tires of the wry writer he hires a vicious hitman to take him out. When the assassin--named Rawhead--turns out to be a schoolfriend he hasn't seen in years, Billy's life is spared and the killer vows to protect him. As the tension mounts and the bodies pile up, Billy discovers that his friend is a terrifying psychopath who will stop at nothing to defend him. And when Rawhead takes an interest in Billy's career, no one--not even in the publishing world--is safe.

Violent, fast-paced and hilarious, the novel builds to a stunning climax that will jolt the most jaded suspense reader and leave them breathless.

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Praise for The Death You Deserve

"Grotesque, original and murderously funny, it conforms to no existing crime template."
"As it happens I knew these streets for nearly twenty years, and this tough, fabulous, smart-mouth novel captures them perfectly."

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • David Bowker

  • Born in Manchester, David Bowker has worked as a journalist for Elle, International Musician, The Guardian, The Mail On Sunday, Arena and had a regular column in New Woman and The Times. He has published four novels and in 1999 was voted 'Manchester Writer of the Year' by City Life magazine. This is his American debut.
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The Death You Deserve

A Novel

Rawhead Series

David Bowker

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Minotaur Books

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