Working for the Man

Working for the Man by Ralph Dennis

The seventh novel in the legendary Hardman series.

It’s Atlanta, 1974. Ex-cop Jim Hardman and ex-NFL player Hump Evans do odd jobs. Anything that pays. As long as its not kidnapping, robbery, or murder.  Not that they are afraid of killing…if that’s what it takes to survive one of their odd jobs. And this time it will. 

An old, professional gambler who once saved Hardman’s neck has been working as an accountant for The Man, the city’s black Godfather. When the gambler is killed, and The Man’s coded ledger disappears, Hardman and Hump are hired to get the book…and settle the score.  

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Books by Ralph Dennis

A Talent for Killing – Coming in September

A Talent for Killing – Coming in September

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.

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The Buy Back Blues

The Buy Back Blues

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.

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The Last of the Armageddon Wars

The Last of the Armageddon Wars

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.

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Hump’s First Case

Hump’s First Case

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.

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Reviews For Working for the Man

Working for the Man 5.0

Ralph Dennis has mastered the genre and supplied top entertainment.

New York Times

Working for the Man 5.0

The Hardman series is one of the finest in the P.I. genre.

Robert Randisi, founder of the Private Eye Writers of America

Working for the Man 5.0

The Hardman books are by far the best of the men’s action-adventure series.

Mother Jones Magazine