"Phillips is a writer who should be on everyone's radar for his lean, taut prose, authentic dialog, and mastery of noir."
- Sarah Chen (author of Cleaning Up Finn)
From Fahrenheit 13 Press
How do you go from hustler to hitman?
When Moonie Sykes gets offered a meeting with Roberto 'Gato' Padilla, he thinks it's about moving some drugs. Turns out, Gato is offering a big payday for an even bigger job—kill some real estate prick named Larry Aces.
Sure Moonie's done people wrong before, just never so wrong they ended up dead. Call it moving on up...
This brutal noir sketches a world so crazy that only a rookie hitman could bless it with sanity. In You Must Have a Death Wish, prolific pulp writer Matt Phillips (Countdown, Know Me from Smoke, Three Kinds of Fool) crafts a tale of wretched violence and suitably inelegant redemption.
© 2015 by Matt Phillips