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.  

This new edition includes an Afterword from Hank Wagner, co-author of the book Thrillers: 100 Must Reads.


Books by Ralph Dennis

The One Dollar Rip-Off – Coming in May 2019

The One Dollar Rip-Off – Coming in May 2019

Hardman & Hump try to collect on a friendly one-dollar bet and it leads them into more trouble than they could ever have imagined in the ninth book in the legendary crime series.

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The Golden Girl and All – Audiobook Edition

The Golden Girl and All – Audiobook Edition

In third book in the acclaimed series, unlicensed PI Jim Hardman is hired to find Peggy Holt, a drug dealer, stripper, and serial seductress who has kidnapped her six-year-old daughter from her ex-husband. 

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The Deadly Cotton Heart – Coming April 1st

The Deadly Cotton Heart – Coming April 1st

Hardman goes undercover as a hitman and ends up targeted for death in the eighth book in the series.

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The Charleston Knife is Back in Town – Audiobook Edition

The Charleston Knife is Back in Town – Audiobook Edition

Jim Hardman is an ex-cop who works as an unlicensed PI, troubleshooter, and bodyguard. He is hired to find the people who ripped off an illegal gambling party before a hitman does. The second novel in the unforgettable series by Ralph Dennis. Performed by Shawn Compton.

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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