Down-and-out P.I. Derek Lasker hopes his luck has taken a turn for the better when he lands a case with Bob Linehan, a client who believes his potentially psychotic teenage son, Bob Jr., is the culprit of a heinous crime. Lasker follows the teen into Toronto’s dark underworld of violence and crime, realizing too late that he’s got his eye on the wrong psychopath. It’s a grave mistake that could cost him dearly. But will it cost him everything?
Born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Henry Brock lives in Toronto, where he has worked in the Toronto film industry for ten years. He currently works as a makeup artist for a number of popular daytime dramas.
. . . an excellent, vibrant read, even though it does rather tarnish the image of Canada being an always-gentle country where the most untoward behavior is ordering an Americano at a Tim Hortons.
- Mystery Scene
Brock reshapes the traditional gumshoe persona in his debut noir novel . . . certain to become a new favorite for noir aficionados.
- Manhattan Book Review
I bloody loved it. Henry Brock's Vicious Dogs is a brutal slice of lowlife noir that smartly blends Charles Bukowski with Eddie Bunker and breathes new life into the PI novel.
- Paul D. Brazill, author of Cold London Blues and Guns of Brixton
A classic PI story with a fresh new voice. Vicious Dogs hits all the right notes. And who says Canadians are so polite? By the end, this dog bites!
-Eric Beetner, author of Rumrunners and The Devil Doesn’t Want Me-
“The first Derek Lasker Investigations delivers a whip-crack plot and devilish humor that goes down like a tall can of Molson's after a plate of poutine.”