R.B. "Ax" Axton
Created by Doug Allyn
R.B. "AX" AXTON is a sometime-licensed private investigator eking out a living on the fringes of Dearborn, Michigan. But he also does collections for local loan sharks and snatches for bail bondsmen, not to mention gigs as a bodyguard, bouncer, bartender and even a hotel night clerk. Whatever pays.
This is the way he tells it in "Hitler, Elvis and Me":
He's a big bruiser, and with his "money face," as he calls it, folks tend to back off and take notice. And he still dresses like a biker leather coat, T-shirt, jeans.
With a collection of friends and clients haunting the pool halls and seedy clubs of Dearborn, "Ax" seems to be able to afford his one passion in life -- he collects vintage electric guitars.
It's a damn good series, with an enjoyably consistent hard edge, and great use of the Detroit area setting. So far, Ax has only appeared in short stories, but I'd love to see a full-length adventure. Recommended.
Report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.
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