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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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