Retired pro football star Ed Cross did most of his scoring between bed posts with other player’s women, including Hump’s ex-girlfriend. That was bad enough. But, just to rub it in, Cross sends Hump an x-rated birthday skin flick of him celebrating in bed with two women. Hump goes looking for blood… and finds it. Cross is murdered and Hump becomes the prime suspect. Hardman works to clear Hump and discovers there’s plenty of murderous hate for Cross out there…from the top of the sports world to the pits of Atlanta’s illegal gambling scene… and revealing it could get them both killed.
This new edition includes an Afterword from Ben Jones, the Dukes of Hazzard actor and former U.S. Congressman from Georgia.
Hardman and his buddy Hump, the ex-NFL star, get sucked into a scheme involving a hundred grand in stolen jewelry and two corpses...and counting. The 12th and final book in the series.
The Man, the "Black Godfather" of Atlanta, wants Hardman to find out who is killing his crew before a gang war erupts. The 11th book in the legendary series.
A killer-for-hire retribution for a man murdered for uncovering small-town corruption...and justice for another man on death row, falsely convicted of raping and murdering a child.
In the 10th novel in the series, Hardman refuses to help a couple find their daughter, a fugitive wanted for robbery and murder, but Hump takes the case, putting their partnership in jeopardy.
Dennis wrote with assurance. His prose was muscular, swift, and highly readable.
First, let me give the Hardman series my highest recommendation. And DOWN AMONG THE JOCKS, the fifth Hardman novel, is pretty darn great.
Among the best series books around.
Some of the finest paperback originals I have ever read were part of Ralph Dennis' HARDMAN series. The books were well-written, hard-hitting, unsentimental, but still full of heart.