Back at it again, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputy Lucky Dey is determined to protect those he loves. This time, the deadly chain of events starts when a teenager’s thoughtless transgression turns fatal. The chaos the sudden outburst sets in motion extends beyond anyone’s imagination.
Now Lucky’s facing a cabal of corrupt cops and Armenian gangsters who want blood—if not his, then they’ll settle for his family’s. No matter which way he turns, Lucky’s enemies—old and new—lie in wait.
And the danger is just beginning.
“Thrilling… [Reaper] falls tonally somewhere between Chinatown and the visceral street politics of The Wire.”
—Blue Ink Reviews
“In the almost-flawless execution, the writing and the pacing, as well as in the effort given in crafting each and every character, scene and line of dialogue…Doug Richardson’s REAPER stands out from the other novels in this crowded genre.”
“…plenty of gritty dialog and action. Recommended for readers of crime fiction looking for a strong new voice.”
—Henry Baum, SPR
“Will leave readers hungry for more from quick-witted, cool-headed Lucky.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“Dark and gritty and full of old school L.A. crime, 99 PERCENT KILL is a scary look at the seedy underbelly of tinsel town, where an innocent girl can disappear in the blink of an eye. A great tale. Doug Richardson always delivers.”
— J.T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author of What Lies Behind
“Richardson delivers the goods in BLOOD MONEY with his uncanny ability to glimpse into the brutality and instability not only of the criminal mind, but also a darkness in the heroes.”
“Author Doug Richardson’s characters are complex, gritty and disturbing. Richardson convincingly portrays a sinister world where people aren’t what they seem as he peels back the layers of secrets and raw emotion behind his characters. The suspenseful plot slowly reveals a tangled web of players; each are the hunter and the hunted in an emotionally charged roller coaster ride.”
“…a good beach read for high-tech thrill-seekers, as the action is fast-paced and as frantically energized as Internet stock.”
— Publishers Weekly
“Imagine Stephen King collaborating with Bob Woodward, and the result might be DARK HORSE.”
— St. Louis Post Dispatch
“Doug Richardson is a terrific screenwriter, but he may be even better at writing about the screenwriter’s life. Anyone interested in a peek behind the curtain of our masochistic art form must buy this book. You will learn about the crazy entertainment business while being wildly entertained.”
— Amy Holden Jones, writer-producer-director: Indecent Proposal, Black Box