A Korean war vet turned seedy private eye, ERROL BLACK is scratching out a none too fragrant living poking through the back alleys and dives of the cesspool of a town that is 1953 Cincinnati. But the night he busts into the Shooting Gallery, a casino owned by brutal local gangster, richard Marion, all that changes. Sent to retrieve a young woman with a major drug problem, his unplanned "rescue" of Julian, who turns out to be Marion's son, unleashes a chain of events that doesn't bode well for Mick's life expectancy.
Complicating matters is the unexpected sexual attraction our hard-boiled hero is starting to feel for the young underworld prince.
Yep, we're deep into M/M noir here, retro division, and despite a few minor historical clunkers, The Shooting Gallery (2011) should appeal to those who enjoyed Josh Lanyon's similarly themed stories and novellas featuring Nathan Doyle & Matthew Spain and Neil Patrick Rafferty.
Kate Roman is the author of numerous M/M books and stories herself. A native of Northern California, she divides her time between dreaming of beautiful, heartbroken men and the men who love them, and working in IT support.
Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.
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