New from Down & Out Books: At Their Own Game by Frank Zafiro

New from Down & Out Books …

At Their Own Game by Frank Zafiro

AT THEIR OWN GAME by Frank Zafiro
A SpoCompton Crime Novel, 1st in series
Publication Date: October 14, 2019

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Synopsis … Jake Stankovic has been flying below the radar for years, dealing safely in stolen property crime with his two-man crew. But times are tough, so he decides to step up to the big money with a drug deal. Everything that can go wrong, does. The deal goes bad, a vengeful detective sets his sights on Jake, one of his crew might be a turncoat, and a woman from a long past affair suddenly reappears. All of this would be complicated enough on it’s own, but for Jake, it’s even worse.

The woman is the detective’s ex-wife.

And Jake Stankovic used to be a cop.

Now Jake must face new problems and old vendettas in an all-in proposition with lives on the line. He has to find a way to get his money back, keep the girl, and beat everyone involved…At Their Own Game.


“A suspenseful descent into darkness…[Zafiro] elevates the story beyond just an entertaining caper story to being a profound examination of good, evil, betrayal, revenge and many other things that have been central to human existence since the dawn of history.” —Brian Triplett, independent reviewer

“It is a compelling story, with great twists and turns, but one that makes us question our own morals. Would we resort to the way Jake deals with his friends and enemies alike?” —Shirley Ford, independent reviewer

“A brief, tight, criminally intense story of destructive behavior masked by “good” intentions, At Their Own Game puts its finger right on the pulse of the ever-sinful human heart.” —Ned Hayes, author of Sinful Folk

“[M]oves very fast, but at the same time draws you into the characters, so that you are on the roller coaster ride of plot twists with them.” —David Aggerbeck, from a 5-star Amazon review

“This taut tale, which moves at the relentless pace of a silver bullet, will keep fans of the genre quite happy.” —Anthony Venutolo, from a 5-star Amazon review

“This story absolutely sizzles with intrigue.” —Beverly Clark, from a 5-star review

“The book was so captivating I couldn’t put it down till I had finished the last page at 2:30 AM!” —Thea Childs, from a 5-star review