The day you've been waiting for has arrived - my buddy Bracken MacLeod's latest work, WHITE KNIGHT, is available to the masses!
WHITE KNIGHT is a fantastic hardboiled thriller that will keep you in your seat until you've finished it in one sitting. MacLeod's passion is on clear display, and the way he threads the narrative with his experience as an attorney is brilliant. While there are some excellent books dropping today, WHITE KNIGHT should be at the top of your list.
Here's the official skinny:
Once, he had imagined himself slaying dragons and making the monsters pay. But his armor was wearing thin as the women who drifted through his office haunted him with the same, hard-bought lie: I want to drop the charges. Every bruised face and split lip reminded the prosecutor of the broken home he d escaped. So when Marisol Pierce appeared with an image of her son and a hint that she was willing to take a step away from the man abusing her, he made a promise he couldn t keep.
A promise that could cost him everything.
Now, he s in a race against time to find the boy, save the damsel, and free himself from a dragon no one can leash before everything in his world is burned to cinders. This is his last chance to be a White Knight.
Some men only know how to do hard things the hard way.
Praise for Bracken MacLeod and WHITE KNIGHT:
“Bracken MacLeod has outdone himself with White Knight, a bristling beast of a thriller that does what I would have thought impossible: it tops even his own brilliant debut, Mountain Home. I wouldn’t advise missing this or any of MacLeod’s stellar work.”
—Ed Kurtz, author of THE FORTY-TWO and A WIND OF KNIVES
“White Knight is a harrowing portrait of a man drowning in the riptide created by an imperfect legal system and his own best intentions. Bracken MacLeod packs a lot of story into this thoughtful, propulsive read.”
—Rob Hart, author of THE LAST SAFE PLACE: A ZOMBIE NOVELLA and the upcoming NEW YORKED
“Bracken MacLeod’s White Knight packs a novel’s worth of action and emotion into a tightly spun novella; and it proves two of life’s most enduring truths in the process: no good deed goes unpunished, and there is no stronger pull for the righteous than to rewrite the wrongs of the past. A powerhouse of a book.”
—Joe Clifford, author of JUNKIE LOVE, LAMENTATION and CHOICE CUTS
“Bracken MacLeod has penned a brisk noir thriller that leaves you panting, with the icy fingers of street-raised psychopaths tickling the back of your neck. Dennis Lehane’s sensibility with the pedal mashed to the floor and the key broken off in the ignition, White Knight is a heart-thumping ride with an inevitable outcome you can’t see coming.”
—Thomas Pluck, author of BLADE OF DISHONOR
“I urge you to pick up White Knight by Bracken MacLeod at your soonest opportunity. If you enjoy noir that deposits you in the midst of a fevered nightmare and holds you fast with sweating palms and palpitating heart as street justice is sweetly measured out, this is the fiction you must read. This is a hugely masterful accomplishment and that is an understatement.”
—Les Edgerton, author of RAPIST, THE BITCH and (forthcoming) THE GENUINE, IMITATION, PLASTIC KIDNAPPING
“MacLeod has written a near perfect novella. White Knight asks the question: how far would you go to protect those you love? The answers are dark and uncomfortable, the story searing and intense. The work is brief, yet weighted with moral concerns that will stay with you long after the final page.”
—Chet Williamson, author of HUNTERS and DEFENDERS OF FAITH