One rule: M.A.F.D. Make a f---ing decision.
Ashley Rosco works as a bouncer at the only nightclub in a small town and spends his off-hours training as a bodybuilder. He occasionally acts as muscle for his best friend, Darren, a small-time drug dealer whose criminal father is back in town and stirring up trouble. Darren’s girlfriend, Chastity--Ash’s cousin and also his greatest weakness--has had her own problems with drugs and has lost custody of her young daughter. For years, Chastity has made money by picking produce at local farms alongside migrant workers, known locally, derisively, as Amigos. Lately, both Darren and Chastity have been acting strangely, seeming jittery and tense, but things really change when Ash gets a call from Chastity on a bad connection, asking for his help. She disappears the next day, and Ash takes it upon himself to find out who’s responsible, getting in deeper at every turn.
Knucklehead is a riveting, powerful crime novel about fathers and sons, the limits of friendship and the terrible, necessary choices we make.