Author Les Roberts has penned 23 novels, close to a dozen short stories, eight screenplays and countless newspaper articles and reviews, but is perhaps best known to readers for his Slovenian detective, Milan Jacovich. What you might not know about Roberts is he's also a Hollywood veteran, producer of such shows as The Hollywood Squares, The Lucy Show, The Andy Griffith Show, and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. His crime fiction success resulted nominations for both the Shamus and the Anthony Awards, and he's served as past president of the Private Eye Writers of America and the American Crime Writers League.
Roberts’ new book features the return of hit man Dominick Candiotti, a dangerous and conflicted assassin who first appeared in The Strange Death of Father Candy (Minotaur Books, 2011). In Wet Work, Candiotti has grown weary of the violence and a life of temporary identities and wants to leave the profession. His anonymous boss, code-named “Og,” isn’t happy with the decision; he turns the tables on his employee and assigns fellow agents to eliminate him. Now on the run, Candiotti fights for his life, trying to stay one step ahead of deadly pursuers while he tracks down his nemesis boss and uncovers secrets from his own past. It’s a gripping tale about the struggle for power and a suspenseful game of cat-and-mouse that leads through several U.S. cities and beyond.
The publisher is offering up three print copies of Wet Work to three separate winners! Just send an e-mail to bvlawson.com with the subject "Les Roberts Giveaway," and you'll be entered in the random drawing. Deadline for entries is Sunday, October 12.