If you've read any of the Pike or Cole novels by Robert Crais you're pretty much familiar with the phrase, "Gun shop." Joe Pike's gun shop...Pike's never-ending arsenal of reliable, dangerous badass merchandise.
I think Pike's mouth might twitch with approval at the name of this Baltimore gem...I mean, the name of this outfit just says it all. No misleading monikers like "sportsmen", "outdoor", or "hunter's" .... JUST GUNS. (By the way, Mr. Crais' latest is arguably his best. Some may note slivers of similarities to Eastern Promises, but you know what? Check that snotty attitude at the door and prepare to be entertained.) One more thing, if you want Batman covering your six, fine. I'll take Pike. Any friggin' day of the week. Batman? While I dig his style, that guy just stews and stews and never gets over it. Pike moves forward. As should we all.
KIERAN SHEA’s fiction has appeared in dozens of venues including Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Thuglit, Dogmatika, Word Riot, Plots with Guns, Beat to a Pulp, Crimefactory, and Needle: A Magazine of Noir ...as well as in some beefy-looking anthologies most of which will make you question the tether of his shiny, red balloon. To his self-deprecating astonishment he's also been nominated for the Story South’s Million Writers Award twice without sending the judges so much as a thank you note. He co-edited the satiric transgressive fiction collection D*CKED: DARK FICTION INSPIRED BY DICK CHENEY and his debut novel KOKO TAKES A HOLIDAY is out now from Titan Books. Kieran divides his time between 38°58′22.6″N- 76°30′4.17″W and 39.2775° N, 74.5750° W.