“Anything that represents and reveals the most painful and disgusting parts of ourselves and our society, and does so with glee and humor heals us by the very act of its creation. Knuckle Balled has fun while accomplishing this.” ~ E. Elias Merhige / Shadow of the Vampire
Following the Vampire holocaust in LA, RJ and Eldritch find themselves in Austin with Bait’s younger sister, Pinball, searching for the great L. Byron Nghtyshade--the only one Eldritch believes can help them. But Austin is weirder than the duo could have imagined. Not only are there more vamp gangs hindering RJ’s mission, they’re more insane than their LA counterparts and addicted to harder drugs than heroin.
The obstacles push RJ into a pit of self-loathing and doubt of saving Pinbill from her sister’s fate. As the chances of survival dim, and RJ is given one final chance at redemption, he must confront the one true evil… himself.
With more scum, more blood, and more drug-induced mayhem than the first book, Stepek gives the genre another twist in his unique take on the undead and their ongoing drug wars