You're going to love SHORTCUT MAN. I was in deep fond from the first sentence of the opening chapter, "Tilsdale Regrets": "Tilsdale was a professional nonpayer of rent and I'd been sent to see about him." Indeed. The first-person narrative here belongs to Dick Henry, a "shortcut man." And the book belongs to P.G. Sturges.
Sturges has worked in multiple occupations, laboring as a Christmas tree farmer, submarine sailor and musician, among other things. However, he looks like a writer, like a guy who has a million stories to tell, and you'll want to hear every one of them after you start reading his debut novel, which has all the pitch-perfec