Here’s a link to “The Mechanic,” a story I published in 2004 at a small but very cool crime zine, Crime Scene Scotland. Of all my shorts, it’s my favorite. Best characters, best narrative drive, best ending. What, that isn’t enough? But wait, there’s more:
I might turn it into a novel one of these days (I would flash forward twenty years and have my two protagonists meet again). Who knows.
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