A woman with a compulsion for money and danger …
A man with a buried past and an uncertain future …
Can they con the Sydney underworld, and get away with cold-blooded murder, or will they end up in a dumpster?
Trust no one, and don’t believe all you read.
Welcome to Kings Cross …
Flank Street is written in first person through the eyes, and in the mind of career-criminal Micky DeWitt. It picks at the scab hiding the dark side of human nature that we all carry. Greed, shallowness, cowardice; they're all in there waiting to leak out.
Micky washes up in Sydney with nothing other than a run down yacht and his wits. He’d no CV, and no skills other than those earned by any dedicated career criminal. His twisted inertia draws him to the only place where he can survive; Kings Cross, Sydney's red-light district.
He takes a job as barman, continues to live on his boat, and keeps his head low. After a month, he's approached by a regular at the bar, a sultry, seductive woman who needs something stolen. He reluctantly agrees.
Nothing is what it seems, as Micky falls into a honey trap that spins his life out of control. He’s backed into a corner, faced with an impossible decision, and no matter which way he jumps, someone’s going to get killed.
His decision leads him into a hedonistic free-fall, and then pushes him close to the edge of insanity, before finally finding a warped redemption.
Some characters from Heather make an appearance, including Mitchell, the enigmatic Ray Peterson, and even Heather herself.
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Written in the first person, Micky’s observes the dysfunctional world around him with suspicion. And he’s right. You can’t trust anyone who inhabits Sydney’s underbelly, least of all Micky. In Micky, the author has created a most unreliable narrator. And even though this reader didn’t particularly like him, the characterisation is utterly convincing, as is the depiction of King’s Cross at the time.
Micky Dewitt has a Jason Statham feel about him. He is crooked as hell but there's a side to him that's passionate about what he does. Whether this is good or bad, the reader decides. If you have seen Parker, The Expendables or The Bank Job, you will gulp this book in one seating.
The action scenes in the book are fast and furious with the writing painting an imagery that will sit in your head for days. Although not realistic all the way, Flank Street is gritty, thrilling with non-stop action