Duffy Dombrowski just accepted a dream job: chief sparring partner for Russian heavyweight contender Boris Rusakov in Vegas.
His obstinate basset hound, Al, and a few friends join Duffy for the ride—but before Duffy knows it, his trip turns into a nightmare. Someone’s killing local Mexican workers, friends and relatives of Duffy’s gym buddies.
And to make matters worse, Duffy’s got Boris’s Russian mobster pals chasing him with murder on their minds.
Praise for the Duffy Dombrowski Mysteries:
“The Vegas Knockout is a funny book, full of engaging characters that cover the spectrum of human likeability. What makes it more than a piece of fluff is how Schreck uses Duffy’s love of boxing to stand in for any devotion truly held. Duffy’s success is in his journey, just as the greatest fun in The Vegas Knockout is in the reading.” —Dana King, author of the Penns River Crime Novels
“Out Cold floored me with a quick one two of the serious and seriously funny. Schreck’s unique blending of the absurd and the sublime along with his rather oddball cast of characters makes Out Cold a great read.” —Reed Farrel Coleman, two-time Shamus Award winning author of Empty Ever After
“Out Cold is a fast, funny, rip-roaring read, and Shreck’s wit and humor shines through on every page. But what I love most about Schreck’s creation, Duffy Dombrowski, is the decency and dignity with which he treats the unforgettable cast of loonies, addicts, and criminals who parade through his office. I haven’t cared this much about a protagonist in a good long while. Duffy is real hero and a true original.” —Blake Crouch, author of Abandon
“Fresh, intense and funny, Schreck’s second mystery to feature unrepentant Elvis fan and dog lover Duffy Dombrowski packs a knockout punch.” —Publishers Weekly, for TKO
“Refreshingly iconoclastic.” —Kirkus Reviews, for TKO
“TKO is fast-paced, authentic, and funny as hell. Social worker and journeyman boxer Duffy Dombrowski is a workingman’s hero, and I want him in my corner!” —Sean Chercover, author of Trinity Game
“Not since Carl Hiassen’s Tourist Season debut has there been a novel with such superb comic timing and laugh-out-loud lines.” —Ken Bruen, Shamus Award-winning author of The Guards, for On the Ropes
“An Everyman with a big heart and a wicked jab, Duffy Dombrowski may well be the new Spenser. I can’t wait for Round Two.” —Marcus Sakey, author of The Blade Itself, for On the Ropes
“On the Ropes is sly, funny, irreverent, and one hell of a good time. Read it or be sorry you didn’t. It’s just that simple.” —Laurien Berenson, author of Hounded to Death
“It’ll put you down for the count with laughter. Tom Schreck is a contender for funniest author working in the crime genre today.” —William Kent Krueger, author of Thunder Bay, for On the Ropes