Everyone is trying to get Ritchie "Redrum" Abruzzi to make a comeback in the boxing game. What they don't know is that he's still fighting, only now in bareknuckle, high-stakes underground matches where the winner comes out with a handful of cash and the loser gets a trip to the hospital, if he's lucky.
He's also still struggling in the shadow of his father Ritchie "Bam-Bam" Abruzzi, a former world-champion whose accomplishments dwarf those of his son. To make matters even worse, Ritchie has started receiving threatening letters from the son of a man he killed in the ring more than a decade ago.
Throw in an ex-wife always after him for the child support, and an unexpected offer from a mysterious b-movie director in Hollywood to star in a low-budget film, and things are about to get interesting- and quite bloody- for Ritchie "Redrum" Abruzzi.
Joseph Hirsch is the author of several published novels, short stories, novellas, essays and articles. He holds an M.A. in German Studies and has also worked as a sports journalist, covering boxing matches around the globe. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, and can be found online at www.joeyhirsch.com