Mean Town Blues
A veteran of the war in Iraq and a refugee from a sad Kentucky family history, Tommy McLain places his faith in a beat-up blue Chevy and the city of Chicago, where the jobs are. What he doesn’t count on is Lisa DiPietro. She’s pretty, openhearted, with dark eyes you could drown in, and she’s being stalked by a big guy in a brown leather jacket who won’t take no for an answer. He’s put notes in her mailbox, and she’s sure he’s even been inside her apartment.
Tommy figures he’ll scare the creep off. But things get out of hand, and the shot from Tommy’s automatic sets off a gangland war that will catch Tommy in the crossfire between two mob bosses and draw attention from the police and an FBI special task force.
With that shot, a taut, suspenseful stalker tale erupts into a craftily wrought, unpredictable crime thriller with mob family honor and half a million dollars in cash at stake. Tommy’s going to need his infantry training and combat experience, because everyone in this mean town, it seems, wants to take Tommy’s future away from him.