William E. Wallace’s Dead Heat With The Reaper consist of two marvelous hard-boiled crime novellas.
The first, Legacy, is the story of Frank Trask, a retired steel worker who wakes up in hospital and is told that he has cancer. In the second story, The Creep, a nurse encounters a scarred war veteran who lives in her apartment building.
Both stories are hard-hitting with well-drawn, realistic characters. And they are also both full of warmth and compassion for people living on the fringes of mainstream society.
Dead Heat With The Reaper is another gem from All Due Respect books.