"Wars never really end; the fight just follows you home. In Hurt Hawks, Mike Miner brings the battlefield to Dorchester, Massachusetts, steeping his tale of revenge and honor in deep New England roots. It’s like if Harry Brown (and a few of his closest pals) lived in a Dennis Lehane novel. With lean, exacting prose and imagery that cuts to the bone, Miner shows what life is like when the bombs fade and the smoke drifts away. Because a new enemy is always ready to take the place of the old, and men born to fight do what they do best: they survive. Or they die trying."
—Joe Clifford, author of Junkie Love and Lamentation
"Miner’s Hurt Hawks is like well-aged bourbon. It’s smooth, smoky but with a kick! There are hints of Frederick Forsyth’s Dogs of War and a very pleasing Elmore Leonard after taste. It’s an action-packed noir beauty. Kick off your shoes and drink it straight."
—Joe Gannon, author of Night of the Jaguar and The Last Dawn
Mike Miner’s prose style is as spare as the final round in your last magazine and as singular in purpose. Hurt Hawks is propelled most of all by great characterization. Add to that a very timely setting, and a story that echoes both the tragic and heroic elements of Yojimbo and Seven Samurai, and this book is a shot that hits the mark.
—Bracken MacLeod, author of Mountain Home and White Knight
Posted on Tue, March 22, 2016
by Tanya Whiton