Bonk’s Bar will be released in June 2009 and will be available at Amazon.com, BN.com, as well as all the usual book retailers. This blog will contain updates about the launch party and book signing events so check back frequently. Now, let’s take a look at the story.
Justice served ice cold. Tommy Bonk, college student and casual piano player, never wanted his old man’s bar. He wanted a college education, a high-paying career, and out of his lower-class neighborhood. And then his brother John, a sergeant in the Marine Corps, is killed in Iraq. His father goes on a two-week bender, leaving Tommy the one thing he never wanted, a chance to run the family bar. Seduced by the financial success of his early attempts, he plunges in head first, thinking that he can outsmart crooked cops, the Russian mob, a clever local girl, and his own ambition.
Along the way, Tommy faces realities he previously denied. He copes with success and failure as well as catastrophe and misadventure. He earns a degree in the ways of the world … where the grading scale includes life and death … where some things are important and others simply aren’t worth a damn. (Bonk’s Bar ISBN 978-0981595917)