A Crime Novel
Publication Date: September 2015
About The Backlist …
When the mob finds itself on hard times and has to lay people off, the boss decides to give two different hitters separate lists of “overdue accounts” — a backlist — to see who distinguishes themselves enough to remain on the payroll.
The sharp-tongued Bricks and the hapless, eager to please Cam find themselves faced with challenges they never imagined when they got into the business.
But there’s no other choice than to settle out the names on … The Backlist.
Eric Beetner and Frank Zafiro are behind the voices of Cam and Bricks, and bring you a fast-paced crime novel full of action, twists, verbal jabs, and mayhem. Lots of mayhem.
Praise for The Backlist …
“Zafiro and Beetner partnering up is as sure a bet you’re going to get. The Backlist was a must read for me, and it should be on the top of your list, too. Bricks and Cameron are going to light you up!”
— Jim Wilsky, author of Blood on Blood, Queen of Diamonds and Closing the Circle
“Warning: Prepare to become oxygen-deprived when reading Eric Beetner’s and Frank Zafiro’s tag-team masterpiece, The Backlist … from holding your breath on just about every page. Before you begin, make sure you’re in tip-top physical shape. Prepare to get blisters on your fingers and papercuts from turning pages — this is breakneck warp-speed cinema, that twist within twist kind of plot that snaps necks. Some readers will end up in the ER … “
— Les Edgerton, The Genuine, Imitation, Plastic Kidnapping, The Rapist, The Bitch and others
“Wry, dark-humored, a trip down the rabbit hole of killers with more smarts than healthy and a competition so fierce it’ll make your knees buckle. The Backlist is a fast-paced read that keeps you grinning and aghast from page to page.”
— Gary Phillips, author of Hollis, P.I.