Rough Trade by Todd Robinson
When a waitress at The Cellar asks Boo and Junior to scare off her roommate Dana’s harassing ex-boyfriend, Byron, Boo’s white-knight impulses kick in and they perform the job with gustoleaving Byron bloodied but very much alive. So when Byron is found dead, they’re shocked. They’re even more shocked when they learn that Dana is male, Byron was gay, and they’re facing hate crime charges.
With Junior called in for questioning, Boo determines to clear their names by finding Byron’s true killer. It’s a quest in which Boo will have to face down crooked cops, crazed guard dogs, a rival security crew, the Irish mob andworst of allhis own ingrained prejudices.
Action-packed, outrageously funny, and brutally honest, Rough Trade brings back crime fiction’s favorite bouncers and takes them out of their comfort zone.