In the Hat
With two working girls who want to keep him happy and well-paid, and a fighting cock that has already battled an alligator to a standstill, Vernon's life is good...but for one thing. Someone wants him dead. His name is "in the hat" and the only person who can help him -- his brother Weldon -- is serving twenty-five to life. What follows is murder and mayhem, cops and robbers, told from the wrong side of the law with the gritty realism that only someone who has been there can provide.
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IN THE HATUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
In his second novel, ex-con Martin (The Dishwasher, 1995) delivers crude but effective takes on the outlaw life in northern California. Vernon Coy is living large near Fresno on the sizable earnings ... Read full review