For the last seventeen years, Lars—a hitman for an East Coast crime family—has been on the hunt for Mitch the Snitch. Mitch, an accountant who turned on Lars's employer, is living in witness protection and has been evading Lars for almost two decades.
In comes Trent, a young gun who has been sent to replace the aging gun for hire. With his old boss gone, Lars realizes he has lost the desire to kill his long-time target.
When things come to a head with Trent, Lars finds himself on the run with Mitch's teenage daughter Shaine, trying to stay one step ahead of angry mobsters and the FBI, as they make their way from New Mexico to California.
Praise for THE DEVIL DOESN'T WANT ME:
"The Devil Doesn't Want Me is a runaway train of violence and mayhem, packed full with a collection of one-of-a-kind characters all speeding toward an explosive and inevitable end. Beetner is a maestro with his action scenes, filling the novel with cinematic set pieces, but the real heart of his story is Lars, an aging hit man forced to confront his own morality as the world goes to hell around him. A great read." —Owen Laukkanen, author of The Professionals and Criminal Element
"Eric Beetner is quickly becoming one of my favorite new crime writers, and The Devil Doesn't Want Me is a perfect example of why. If you're a fan of fast paced, well-written hardboiled crime fiction, you're going to love this book. Beetner is the real deal, and I can only hope this is just the start of what we can expect from him in the future." —John Rector, author of The Cold Kiss and Already Gone
"Told with heart, humor, and sizzling cinematic prose, Eric Beetner's The Devil Doesn't Want Me is crime fiction at its most entertaining and marks the arrival of a bold new talent." —Peter Farris, author of Last Call for the Living
"This book is like if you took Lawrence Block's famous hitman, Keller, and made him the lovechild of Elmore Leonard and Quentin Tarantino." —Criminal Element