That was my first thought for the title of my next book, a semi-noir(ish) thriller. Then there were other possibilities, mostly comprised of rain and darkness and bullets. There are a fair number of bullets, though, and a lot of rain, so I decided on something a little more relevant to the story: Acts of Violence.
Acts of Violence is science fiction, set in the same universe as the NEXUS series. Unlike that series, though, it would pretty safely fit under Hard Sci-Fi. Also unlike the series, AoV is not New Adult. With plenty of swearing and violence, this is aimed at an adult audience. With some hard work, and a little bit of luck, it will be released later this very month!
Mary Fan (a name you’ll have heard many times on this blog) recently hosted a cover reveal for Acts of Violence. Now that it is safely revealed, I can post it here too, with the (current) blurb:
My name’s Jack Mason. I made a mistake. Took home the wrong girl. Now she’s dead. Cut up. And they’re telling me I did it.
It’s the same cop that tried to take me down ten years ago. Now he’s coming at me hard. And he’s not the only one. Cole Webster, the city’s crime lord, thinks I stole from him. Broke me out of custody just to ask me about it. Then I killed his son. Now he really wants me.
Add to this equation a government agent, and I’m a real popular guy right now. Pretty much everyone I meet wants me dead, lawfully or otherwise. There’s nowhere to run. Nowhere to hide. I’ve got till morning to uncover Webster’s trafficking operation and take the heat off me. And all I’ve got to go on is a pissed off homeless girl with a thirst for revenge.
Guess it could be worse. Can’t quite figure how.