Meet Konstantin Boryakov, the enigmatic ex-KGB agent and tramp from the best-selling debut novel, The Fix. He’s a man with a dark history and darker future.
Trouble has a habit of seeking out Konstantin, whether he wants it or not. Starting with small time drug dealer Dave the Rave from the moment he arrives in the seedy seaside town of Margate where he’s supposed to hide, to Nikos the loan shark and Fat Gary, all round idiot. Then there’s the so-called good guys, the councilors and lawyers who are worse than the criminals.
But Konstantin isn’t alone, despite his wishes. Fidelity Brown, aka Plastic Fantastic, dildo wielding dominatrix who has her own mélange of secrets and lies, and nightclub owner Ken who’s connected to all the wrong people, help the Russian with the heap of problems delivered to his doorstep.
Cue deception, murder, mayhem as Konstantin settles into his new life. Margate will never be the same again.
‘Lean, mean and gritty, with writing as sharp as a razor cut. Keith Nixon serves up a 'Konstantin Kocktail', with equal parts Vodka to Vodka, that'll hit you just where it's needed.’
Matt Hilton - Author of the Joe Hunter thrillers.
‘Keith Nixon gets better with each new book. Among a promising crop of new writers he's the one to watch. A rare and diverse talent who has the ability to surprise and impress ... sometimes in the same sentence.’
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Tony Black, author of The Last Tiger and The Inglorious Dead.
‘Nixon writes hard-hitting fiction, with a dash of humour, a cast of great characters, and a dollop of violence. Konstantin is a fantastic creation and this collection of novellas is hopefully a taste of bigger things to come.’
Luca Veste, author of Dead Gone and The Dying Place
‘If you told me that Konstantin put the K in KGB, I wouldn't even argue. This character is a badass of the highest calibre.’
Gerard Brennan, author of Undercover.
‘Russian Roulette, Keith Nixon’s fast-paced collection of seven novellas, feels cinematic, like Snatch meets a steampunk Sherlock Holmes: deliciously foreign and saturated in the other, offering American audiences a first class seat to see how noir is done across the pond. Navigating an exotic subculture of ecstasy-dealing English toughs, dominatrixes, crime lords, loan sharks and all sorts of lowlifes, Nixon continues the story of Russian-born Konstanin, anti-hero for the modern age. Like Marlowe before him, Konstantin has a penchant for finding trouble—and an unflinching sense of morality to get him out of it.’
Joe Clifford, author of Lamentation and Junkie Love.
‘Nixon delivers a series of hard-edged twists and turns that will leave you reeling and turning the pages in what is an unforgettable story.’
Richard Godwin, author of Hitman and One Lost Summer.
‘Hardboiled action and sharp, gritty humour. Highly recommended.’
Paul D. Brazill, author of Guns Of Brixton and A Case Of Noir.
‘Flat, monotoned, dreary landscapes against which two of the most original characters ever seen in literature—Konstantin and Fidelity—operate together and separately in linked stories in a series of nourish nightmares that will have you screaming inside your skull. This is what noir is all about. Masterful, deadly and powerful.’
Les Edgerton, author of The Rapist, The Bitch and The Genuine, Imitation, Plastic Kidnapping.
‘If you thought “The Fix” was a blast of black comedy, you ain’t seen nothing yet. In this collection of fast-moving novellas, reacquaint yourself with Konstantin Boryakov, a tramp claiming to be ex-KGB. The people who cross him may be sorry, but you won’t be.’
Nick Quantrill, author of The Late Greats.