Drawing Dead

The average mobster dies as they live. Faolan O’Connor, however, finds new life after he dies.
Faolan O’Connor spent his life killing for men like Legs Diamond and Lucky Luciano, and now it’s his turn to face the music. But when vampire Darcy Killian offers him immortality, Faolan enters a world of violence, wealth, and power beyond anything he’s ever imagined.

Driven by ambition and guilt, Faolan fights his way up the ranks in a battle to justify his sins with success. He’s learned the hard way that relationships are vulnerabilities and friends are just enemies in disguise, but he also knows that he can’t conquer a city alone.

Aided by an emotionally-crippled genius and a warm-hearted call girl, Faolan builds a loyal crew with which to challenge the tyrannical Killian’s rule. However, will this re-awakened humanity prove a fatal flaw or his ace in the hole? With his life and the future of the city he loves at stake, can Faolan play his cards right or is he drawing dead?

About the Author:


Being a writer is probably the most interesting thing about Brian McKinley. I’m live in New Jersey, but I’ve also resided in Pennsylvania, California, and Illinois. I’m single and have hit what most would call a string of disasters just prior to being accepted by Midnight Hour Publishing. While that alone hasn’t turned the rest of Mr. McKinley’s life around, he would say that finally being published and finding such support and company has helped him emerge from a very dark period in his life.

** As a side note, Mr. McKinley was interviewed previously when debuting his first novel, Ancient Blood: A Novel of the Hegemony, which I have read and thoroughly enjoyed. If you like vampire books, it is a must read.

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