Fight Card: The Knockout

December’s Fight Card novelette, and the twelfth title in the series, The Knockout is now live – and the man behind the Jack Tunney pen name this time is Robert Randisi. The Fight Card series are monthly 25,000 word novelettes, designed to be read in one or two sittings, and are inspired by the fight pulps of the ’30s and ’40s – such as Fight Stories Magazine – and Robert E. Howard’s two-fisted boxing tales featuring Sailor Steve Costigan.

And, of course, the series is perfect reading material for Boxing Day. I don’t know about you, but after a full Christmas with family and friends (and the associated filling of the belly that goes with it), I think the idea of unwinding with a short sharp boxing tale is just the ticket.

Brooklyn, 1954

Frankie ‘The Piston’ Corleone was an up-and-coming light heavyweight fighter until a broken hand took him out of contention. Now, Frankie works as a private eye, occasionally taking sparring work to stay in shape make ends meet.

Cappy O’Brien has trained a lot of fighters, including Frankie. But Cappy has never had a real contender until now … Candy Marquez is the real deal, and after being battered by Marquez during several rounds of sparring, Frankie has to agree. But the fight game is as crooked as a dog’s hind leg, and other trainers and the mob all want a piece of Cappy’s best prospect.

When Cappy winds up dead, it’s time for Frankie to take off the gloves and take The Piston’s punching power to the street to knockout a killer …

You can find it at Amazon, by clicking here.

Or check out some of the other titles in the series. Each and every one, is a knockout story.

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