Burn-scarred and already something of a legendary small-time criminal, Mike Menger was last seen at the end of David Bain's crime/horror novel Gray Lake, driving headlong out of Green River, Michigan, under cover of night, screaming in rage and despair. Now he's back, though still in hiding, doing dirty deeds his new boss, Phan, needs doing - like tonight's adventure. Seems one of Phan's other lackeys, Kundo, lost Phan's nightclub called The Nice-Nice in a game of chance. And the new owner, a man who calls himself The Jail Bird, isn't giving it back so easy. Phan wants The Nice-Nice burned to the ground with Kundo in it - and Phan also has a special fate in mind for The Bird, encouraging Menger to indulge in his very specific, very violent fixation (fans of Gray Lake will understand)....
Whether you're familiar with Menger's past senselessly ultra-violent exploits or just now getting to know how very twisted he can be, Menger Bites the Bird is a relentless, god-forsaken tale of action-packed revenge-for-hire, not for the meek or mild soul. David Bain has future plans for more appearances by Mr. Menger, including the full-length novel, Menger Lives!
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The first time I read this story was in David Bain's Newsletter, "friends Of Bain". And, the first time I met Mike Menger was in Bain's excellent novel, Gray Lake. I liked this character straight away. I do love a good baddie, and Dave is very good at writing baddies! I really like Curt Campbell's narration work, and he's made this story so much fun to listen to. He's very good at making the different character's very distinct. If you love a good tale, with great narration, this is one to try.
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