Captain Patrick Donovan was once a real American hero. Used to run missions for special forces, for the CIA. Now he is a pirate, a mercenary making a handsome living in the Southwestern U.S. as a bag man for the cartels, a liaison between the suppliers and the buyers. He is haunted by the sins of his past, by a mission gone terribly wrong. He can’t stop thinking about the soldier who rescued him, Chris Rogers. The man who took a bullet in his spine to save Donovan and his men.
When Donovan learns that Chris was murdered by local thugs, guilt nags him. He and his men will tear Dorchester, Massachusetts apart to find the gangster responsible and avenge Chris’s death. But nothing in life is simple. When Chris’ young son takes matters into his own hands, the stakes are raised and Donovan faces a choice. Walk away or sacrifice himself for Chris’ wife and child.
Donovan is done with walking away.
Praise for HURT HAWKS:
“Wars never really end; the fight just follows you home. In HURT HAWKS, Mike Miner brings the battlefield to Dorchester, Massachusetts, steeping his tale of revenge and honor in deep New England roots. It’s like if Harry Brown (and a few of his closest pals) lived in a Dennis Lehane novel. With lean, exacting prose and imagery that cuts to the bone, Miner shows what life is like when the bombs fade and the smoke drifts away. Because a new enemy is always ready to take the place of the old, and men born to fight do what they do best: they survive. Or they die trying.” —Joe Clifford, author of Junkie Love and Lamentation
“Miner’s HURT HAWKS is like well-aged bourbon. It’s smooth, smoky but with a kick! There are hints of Frederick Forsyth’s Dogs of War and a very pleasing Elmore Leonard after taste. It’s an action-packed noir beauty. Kick off your shoes and drink it straight.” —Joe Gannon, author of Night of the Jaguar and The Last Dawn
“Mike Miner’s prose style is as spare as the final round in your last magazine and as singular in purpose. HURT HAWKS is propelled most of all by great characterization. Add to that a very timely setting, and a story that echoes both the tragic and heroic elements of Yojimbo and Seven Samurai, and this book is a shot that hits the mark.” —Bracken MacLeod, author of Stranded and Come to Dust