Robert Randisi is an author’s author. A master craftsman in both mystery and western with over 300 books to his credit, he was one of the writers responsible for bringing the tough guy hero into the modern world. He is also the creator of one of the most underrated private eyes, Nick Delvecchio. It’s a true honor to share this Delvecchio story published in Beat To A Pulp.
Shut up and Kill Me by Robert Randisi
I took a bad beating once, a long time ago. After that I promised I’d never take another one, no matter what. So when I’m faced with a situation where it looks like I’m going to get my ass kicked, I do the ass kicking first.
When the three leg breakers came into my office they had bad intentions. It was written all over their faces. I wasn’t about to wait and see if they intended to maim me, or kill me.
I moved first.
But it really started when she walked in earlier that day …