My third novel, Breaker (Random House Alibi) is out TODAY!

BREAKER_Out

Today is the release day for my third novel, Breaker (Random House Alibi). It’s also the second book in the Windy City Dark Mystery series, but it’s a stand-alone title, so you don’t have to read Disintegration (but I hope you will). I hope you enjoy it!

DESCRIPTION: Living alone in the dusty apartment where he grew up, Ray Nelson is a mystery to his neighbors and an unbeatable foe to the brutal men he fights in the ring for money. But a life defined by sinister secrets doesn’t stop Ray from trying to do the right thing for his dangerously high-flying sister. Or for Natalie, the young girl living next door. As a sadistic murderer’s ominous white van trolls for young victims throughout the Windy City, Ray is determined to protect Natalie from both predators and a bleak future. When she sees a bruised and beaten Ray return from late-night fights, Natalie spots a kindred spirit. Still, she cannot imagine the darkness just beneath, or what’s hidden in the rooms he calls home. Now, as the horrors of his own past creep back to life with a twisted vengeance, Ray may not even be able to save himself.

REVIEWS: “…this is a hard book to put down…” “…this guy is fantastic, with gripping figurative language…” “…the alleyways are a bit darker, the white vans more ominous, the strays more starving, and the snow a little colder…” “…a gripping story…” “…this story got under my skin and keeps nudging at me to spread the word…” “Richard Thomas shows that he is a master of neo-noir fiction and that he understands the psyche of broken and damaged people…” “…do NOT miss this one…” “…worth reading just for the sheer beauty of expression…”

BLURBS: “Richard Thomas’s Breaker is a modern noir fever dream: brutal, lyrical, evocative. But it also exhibits surprising tenderness—its shattered characters find strength in one another, and beauty in the pattern of the cracks.”—Chris Holm, author of The Killing Kind “Gritty, raw, powerful, visceral—that’s all you need to know about Richard Thomas’s novel Breaker. It’s a ‘gotta read this’ book.”—Les Edgerton, author of The Genuine, Imitation, Plastic Kidnapping

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4 comments on “My third novel, Breaker (Random House Alibi) is out TODAY!

  1. Eloise Needleman says:

    Well, I’m a fan so of course I’ll have to buy it and read it – but I wish it didn’t include “starving strays.”

    • LOL, well I appreciate you not abandoning me. No animals were harmed in the writing of this book. That reference is the least of my transgressions, Eloise. 🙂 But this book is not without hope, I promise. Thanks for the continued support.

  2. alex kaplan says:

    Are BREAKER and DISINTEGRATION available also as
    normal printed books?

    • As of right now, NO. If it sells REALLY WELL (long-shot) Random House Alibi might put it into print. I’m working on foreign sales, too. If I can nail it down with a UK press it would at least be in English in print. Worst case scenario I get it in print a few years down the road if/when rights get returned to me, at a small press. Thanks for asking!

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