Here is a tidbit from the novel ….

[He] was a killer with a conscience …. A thing had to feel right to him. Killing a child, for instance, didn’t feel right. So he would never do it. Ever.

Killing a woman, on the other hand, was a different matter. He would prefer not to kill this woman, but he would do it if it couldn’t be avoided. Unfortunately for her, it didn’t look like it could be.

 

Back cover description completed

Here is the “copy” that will appear on the back cover of the novel:

For underworld enforcer Richard “Rico” Sanders, it seemed like an ordinary job. Retrieve his gangster boss’s priceless pigeon-blood red ruby necklace and teach the double-dealing cheat who stole it a lesson. A job like a hundred before it. But the chase quickly goes sideways and takes Rico from the mean streets of Chicago to sunny Honolulu, where the hardened hit man finds himself in uncharted territory when a couple of innocent bystanders are accidentally embroiled in the crime.
As Rico pursues his new targets, the hunter and his prey develop an unlikely respect for one another and Rico is faced with a momentous decision: follow his orders to kill the couple whose courage and character have won his admiration, or refuse and endanger the life of the woman he loves?

Still anticipating a publication date in January with an outside chance it will happen in November.