The Awesome Indies Seal of Excellence for Outstanding Independent Literature has been awarded to Flank Street by AJ Sendall!
From the book’s synopsis:
Flank Street is written from the distorted reality of Micky DeWitt, a shiftless career criminal and world sailor. Micky arrives in Sydney by boat, broke and on the lookout for opportunity. After taking a job as barman in a Kings Cross pub, he’s approached by a woman who needs something stolen. Nothing is what it seems, as Micky falls into a honey trap that spins his life out of control.
From Our Reviewers:
It’s very much a crime noir novel, in terms of style, characters and dialogue, and with the protagonist playing the anti-hero for the most part, yet, he appears to have some scruples. The writing is terse, simple, and in the first person. We see the world through Micky’s eyes and his alone. And, we come to know the women he meets, or we know them as much as he does. With everyone, there is always a question about who they truly are. The story focuses on how people establish relationships when no one can really trust anyone.
The two female characters, worldly-wise Carol and the sweet and vulnerable Meagan, come across as fully realised, three-dimensional characters. When Micky first meets Carol he makes assumptions about her based on the way she presents herself to the world. But as he gets to know her, he (and we) find out that she has depth and intelligence that are not immediately revealed. The dialogue is short, sharp and terse, with just the right amount of street talk to make Flank Street a compelling read for fans of hard-boiled crime fiction.