The International Businessman

      Daniel Lawlis
The International Businessman

When the former city kingpin bites the dust, it’s a scramble to see whether a new monopoly will arise or if the market will be shared by various players.When the former city kingpin bites the dust, it’s a scramble to see whether a new monopoly will arise or if the market will be shared by various players. Small-time junkyard dealer, ex-boxer Righty Rick seeks to bypass the ensuing bloodbath by making an international connection and then taking over his home city piecemeal. But when demand for his product quickly begins to exceed his supply, he fears a rebellion from his underlings could be on the horizon.The legal battle over the Safety in Selegania Act heats up, as the capital’s circuit court prepares to evaluate the constitutionality of the prohibition law. Senator Hutherton, now with a zealous anti-drug squad underneath his thumb, doesn’t plan on leaving the outcome of this case to chance.
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    Birth of a Monster

      Daniel Lawlis
Birth of a Monster

Becoming Sivingdel’s kingpin is no easy task, and ex-boxer Righty Rick’s ascension to this level without incurring a single arrest is even more remarkable. But when several of his top-ranking criminal associates are hauled off to jail in a single catch, he finds his lack of experience with the criminal justice system to be more of a liability than an asset.Becoming Sivingdel’s kingpin is no easy task, and ex-boxer Righty Rick’s ascension to this level without incurring a single arrest is even more remarkable. But when several of his top-ranking criminal associates are hauled off to jail in a single catch, he finds his lack of experience with the criminal justice system to be more of a liability than an asset.Not wanting to turn his back on his men, but leery about waltzing into the police station to attempt a bribe, he vacillates on the correct course of action. His decision is disastrous, leaving him facing state and federal drug trafficking charges and making exposure of his closely guarded identity seem more a matter of when than if.Righty chooses to fight back, unleashing an eruption of violence the likes of which have not been seen in the city for centuries, if ever. But he thinks he sees a course that, at the end of it all, will leave him more firmly in charge than ever before.
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    The Almost Champion

      Daniel Lawlis
The Almost Champion

An almost national boxing champion turned alcoholic in a dead-end job finds a sudden inspiration one day at work. His ensuing choices are wise at first, but circumstances are aligning that will suck him into the country's burgeoning drug trade.Richard Franklin Simmers, better known as Righty Rick, once had the world by a string. His vicious, unstoppable body blows in the ring had made more than one opponent look like a mouse fleeing an alley cat. The national championship was on its way, and Righty was understandably expected to trounce his hapless competitor and achieve wealth and fame at an early age.Fate had other ideas, and an untimely wrist injury cost him the match. His explosive reaction cost him his career.Never having been the bookish type, Righty took his place amongst the town’s hardworking folk at the lumberyard, working hellish hours under a hot sun by day and soaking his parched throat with beer and whiskey by night. Though he occasionally polished his knuckles on any bar patron foolish enough to doubt the veracity of his once-legendary skills, his glory days had vanished before they ever fully materialized.A decade later, a bolt of inspiration and self-disgust catch him off guard at work one day, and he forms an iron determination to somehow do something great with what is left of his life.Not long after, he crosses paths with a new substance that has hit Selegania’s store shelves: Smokeless Green. Infinitely more powerful than coffee, a quick sniff gives its user unspeakable energy and concentration.Having recently hopped on the wagon, Righty is leery of trading serfdom to booze for slavery to powder. But though he doesn’t know it, he has found the means to his greatness. And to great destruction.
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    Rise of Dachwald

      Daniel Lawlis
Rise of Dachwald

Epic-scale warfare, genocide, false flag attacks, and political intrigue sizzle the pages of this action thriller in a fantasy fiction setting replete with historical allegories.The Sodorfians and Dachwaldians love each other dearly. The way a cat loves a bath. The way a lion loves a hyena. The way a rattler loves to have its tail pulled.Epic-scale warfare, genocide, false flag attacks, and political intrigue sizzle the pages of this action thriller in a fantasy fiction setting replete with historical allegories.The Sodorfians and Dachwaldians love each other dearly. The way a cat loves a bath. The way a lion loves a hyena. The way a rattler loves to have its tail pulled.They thought they ironed out their differences during their last all-out war, but disturbing events are about to make that look like a lover's quarrel. When the Dachwaldians discover nearly all the crops in their country have been deliberately poisoned just days before harvest, they realize it's time to get rid of the Sodorfians once and for all. When the Sodorfians discover the remains of several hundred of their brave soldiers looking like they took a dive into a wood chipper, they believe a thank-you note is in order, one that must be hand-delivered by a one-hundred-thousand-man army. But the Dachwaldians have a trick or three up their sleeve that they feel will teach the Sodorfians victory isn't won by superior numbers alone.As these two lovebirds prepare for their encounter, they realize only one can walk away, as one will play the role of the female praying mantis and consume the other like a tasty morsel.Neither side realizes a puppet master sits behind the scenes, provoking each side to action against the other like a director of a well-rehearsed group of actors. A wild card sits uneasily in the puppet master's prison, as anxious to escape as the warden is to get rid of him. But a prophecy tells him he can't. Not until the play finishes.
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    Mr. Brass

      Daniel Lawlis
Mr. Brass

After a rash of brazen daylight crimes by wild drug fiends plagues the capital city’s plushest shopping district, the senate wonders if it is time to outlaw a popular new substance called Smokeless Green. However, more than one senator has found this treat to his liking, and thus an exemption for gentlemen is proposed.After a rash of brazen daylight crimes by wild drug fiends plagues the capital city’s plushest shopping district, the senate wonders if it is time to outlaw a popular new substance called Smokeless Green. However, more than one senator has found this treat to his liking, and thus an exemption for gentlemen is proposed.Some worry that outlawing this product is going to send crime rates through the stratosphere and bankroll a new criminal class.
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