- File Size: 1076 KB
- Print Length: 99 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Fight Card Productions (December 1, 2012)
- Publication Date: December 1, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00AGXNIPA
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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The Knockout (Fight Card) Kindle Edition
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Frankie “The Piston” Corleone was a fighter once, trained at Father Tim’s orphanage in Chicago, and made the big time briefly before his fist shattered and all the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put his fist back together again. Corleone stumbed into the PI business and, typical of the fifties hardboiled PIs, sleeps on a couch in his office and wonders if a paying client will ever call. This book is a hardboiled mystery about how a trainer got murdered and how Corleone sorts through the clues to figure out who did it.
The story takes you back in time and, besides the name-dropping, there is just a good old-fashioned feel to the tale that feels so hardboiled and old-timey. There are no sanctioned fights in this one, but a sparring match and a couple of street fights by trained fighters.
Fight Card is just an amazingly good series and so far I haven’t found any clunkers on the lot.
But when that friend turns up dead and it looks like murder, Corleone has to hit the streets, and a few lowlifes, to get to the truth.
Part hardboiled mystery, part sports tale, The Knockout has got something for everyone. Corleone's single-minded pursuit of the truth leads him down some dark alleys and into a fight or two whether its with his fists, his wits or his conscience. The end result is an engaging mystery that doesn't skimp on the fisticuffs. You've got organized crime, shifty lawyers, hard line cops and Corleone's dead friend is in the middle. A great mix.
This one is also something of a change of pace as fighting does not save the day. Sure, there's plenty of it and the fight sequences are well written, but the reason Corleone fights, although integral to the plot, do not resolve the plot in and of themselves as is sometimes the case with fight stories. It's the combination of fighting and gumshoe work that bring this fun ride to a rollicking conclusion.
I enjoyed The Knockout and recommend it to any fan of fight fiction, detective yarns or action junkies of all stripes. This one is a knockout!