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One Tough Bastard by Adam Howe

ONE TOUGH BASTARD described in two words: Fu**ing HILARIOUS! It’s an homage to those buddy-buddy action movies we’ve all seen, from Tango and Cash to The Expendables. Kurt Russell & Stallone. Will Smith & Martin Lawrence. And now, Shane Moxie & Duke. The ape. Yep. An ape.

Shane Moxie has his head up his butt most of the time. His head is pretty big, but it does fit up there. His hey-day is long over, though you couldn’t tell by looking at him, (except for maybe that flab on his chest that used to be muscle.) He’s still sporting that rat-tail and a mullet, and his clothing isn’t much better. He’s obsessed with making a comeback and it’s not looking good. He’s had a falling out with Duke and never much cared for him anyway. Shane tries to kickstart his comeback by appearing with a different ape and passing him off as Duke. How will that go, do you think? Will Shane’s comeback attempt be successful? You’ll have to read this to find out!

I have never laughed so hard reading a book in my entire life. Shane Moxie is beyond full of himself and no one takes him seriously, least of all the reader. He calls the few female fans he still has “Moxettes,” but of course, being Shane Moxie, he treats them like crap. He’s claimed so often that he was in the military, he actually believes it himself.

Match up Moxie with Duke, the signing ape and it’s a recipe for disaster. Duke hates Moxie…for reasons, but ends up having to work with the idiot anyway. (How bad does one need to be to look like an idiot, as compared to an ape?) Duke knows sign language and now, thanks to technology, he can actually talk. (In the voice of Kevin Spacey, but it’s talking just the same.) The two try to work together, often with disastrous results and it’s just…funny.

I’m not saying anything else about the plot because it should be related as the author intended. You can expect lots of action and laughs-enough so that this book flies by and you’ll find yourself sorry that it’s already over.

Any time Adam Howe asks if I would read and review something, I say yes. That’s because I know it’s going to be both funny and supremely entertaining. ONE TOUGH BASTARD is no exception and for that reason I highly recommend it!

Available March 1st, 2021!

*Thank you to Adam Howe for the e-ARC in exchange for my honest feedback. This is it!*

One Tough Bastard Book Cover One Tough Bastard
Adam Howe
Crime Fiction, Mystery, Humor
Honey Badger Press
Kindle Book

Shane Moxie: A washed-up 80s action star who refuses to believe his best days are behind him... Duke: A hyper-intelligent chimpanzee, and arguably the greatest animal actor of his generation... Reunited for an anniversary movie screening, when Moxie and Duke are targeted by assassins, the feuding co-stars reluctantly join forces to smash an organized crime syndicate headed by an iconic German action star dealing death from his movie-themed fast food franchise...

One's a big dumb animal, the other's a chimpanzee: S**t just got real.

From Adam Howe, writer of Tijuana Donkey Showdown, and Die Dog or Eat the Hatchet, and the winner of Stephen King's On Writing contest, comes a 'buddy' action/comedy in the tradition of Lethal Weapon, 48 Hrs, and Tango & Cash. Buckle up for the Ready Player One of 80s/90s action movies. One Tough Bastard will turn you into a goddamn sexual tyrannosaurus... just like its author.

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