Artist: James Francis
All Webster Dodge wants is to make a living off of his music, but his band doesn’t get many gigs (and gets even fewer that actually pay), so he can’t quit his day job just yet. His father, a police sergeant, pushed Dodge to take a job on the force, but Dodge just couldn’t stand working for The Man, and dropped out of the Academy the day before graduation. Now, using a booth at the local cyber café as his “office,” Dodge works as a private eye, prowling the rainy streets of Seattle on the trail of cheating spouses, deadbeat dads, and runaway teenagers.
Dodge’s latest case has him looking for his client’s long-lost father. He finds the guy easily enough, but then two goons shoot up Dodge’s houseboat, crack his ribs, and scare his cat. And then, the missing father goes missing again, and Dodge soon finds himself tangled up in an old crime that keeps claiming new victims.
"I like Dodge's Bullets (even his cat) a lot. It's a hot book." -- Robert Crais (Suspect, The Sentry)
“Dodge is a wonderful character, eschewing some of the more hard-boiled clichés that many detective stories rely on and adding a modernist bent.” -- Movie Poop Shoot
“…a slice of pure noir with an engaging and quirky lead and an engaging and surprising mystery plot.” -- The Fourth Rail
Books in the series:
Dodge's Bullets TPB