The road to crime begins with a single decision—the wrong one. Not every decision belongs to the criminally minded. Some belong to the ill-informed, the weak and the plain unlucky. In these tales, trouble isn't an indiscriminate force of nature. It's a manmade occurrence that comes when called upon.
In Making Ends Meet, Richard is so tired of supporting his deadbeat in-laws that he decides he's going to cut them out of his life—for good. Jamie Lassen is just Protecting The Innocent when he tells Chris Forbes to stop dating his sister. A Fender Bender with a drug dealer’s car puts Todd in hock with the mob and a kingpin makes Todd responsible for a much larger debt. The Taskmasters picked Matt out just at the right time. Tired of his dead-end life, he was looking for someone to help him turn his life around.
These tales and others prove that ASKING FOR TROUBLE is a case of good intentions gone bad and bad intentions gone worse.
Praise for Simon Wood:
“He writes like a dark demented angel.”
— Ken Bruen, author of PRIEST
“Simon Wood packs his books with suspense, surprises & superb storytelling.”
— Ed Gorman, author of SLEEPING DOGS
“Simon Wood offers a literary roller coaster ride that thrills and terrifies on every page.”
— Sean Chercover, author of TRIGGER CITY
“When Simon Wood is at the wheel, hang on for a page turner.”
—Chris Grabenstein, author of HELL HOLE
“A supremely gifted writer.”
— Jason Pinter, author of THE MARK
“Simon Wood is the 'Gary Oldman' of mystery fiction.”
—Tony Broadbent, author of THE SMOKE