September 8, 2014 from Down & Out Books
Danny Grant figures he’s hit the big time when he lands a job growing pot for a backwoods biker gang. The Libidos are picky about their hires and prone to radical pruning when members go rogue. Members like Perko Ratwick, the aspiring Road Captain who stretched club rules to hire young Danny, putting his own patch—never mind his life—on the line if the punk screws up. What could possibly go wrong with a high school dropout left unattended in a barn full of high-grade marijuana? Plenty, it turns out. In a world where indoor plumbing’s optional and each local wacko is more twisted than the last, drug money draws reprobates like moths to a lantern. From loveable losers to gnarly thugs and law-and-order wannabes, every last one of them has an angle—their best shot at being stinking rich. But Perko’s got warped ideas about right, wrong, and retribution, and the gang’s not far behind.
Advance Praise for STINKING RICH
“Rob Brunet's Stinking Rich is a hilarious caper, laced with as many twists and turns as a backcountry road, and populated with a motley collection of unforgettable would-be heroes, all scrabbling for a piece of the action. Thoroughly entertaining!”
—Owen Laukkanen, Barry-, ITW, and Spinetingler-nominated author of
The Professionals, Criminal Enterprise, and Kill Fee
“Move over, Carl Hiassen and Tim Dorsey—you’ve got company in the wacky crime genre with Canadian Rob Brunet who has just joined your ranks. Readers are in for a heck of a ride with Stinking Rich, one of the wildest romps you’ll ever go on. Part The Gang That Couldn`t Shoot Straight, part Serge Storms on LSD, part Raising Arizona, who woulda thought those “nice” folks from north of the border could be this insane? Inept bikers who take gigantic poops at the wrong time, greedy lawyers…well, okay there’s one faithful stereotype… overly-ambitious cops, a wannabe fireman who thinks with the little head, bum-rapped prison inmates, exploding outdoor toilets, and righteous Indians… the cast is right out of a John Waters movie and with more unexpected twists and wrong turns than a blind rat on crack running a maze. This book rocks!”
—Les Edgerton, O. Henry-, Edgar Allan Poe, and Spinetingler-nominated author of
Just Like That, The Bitch, and Hooked, among others.
"To call the the characters in Rob Brunet's fantastic debut "the criminal underbelly" would be to give them far too much credit—underbelly is what these guys aspire to. If Carl Hiaasen were Canadian and enjoyed partaking in a little Class D substance for recreation, then you'd have an idea of what Stinking Rich has for you between its covers."
—Todd Robinson, Anthony Award-nominated author of
The Hard Bounce, and publisher/editor of the Thuglit anthologies.