The High, a band with a few hit songs in the late 1970s, have reunited to play the nostalgia circuit at casinos. But for bassist Barry and lead singer Cliff, this tour promises to be unforgettable and even more worthwhile than ever. In this fourth installment of the Toronto series, these two band members turn the tables on the gritty underworld of casinos, as they rob the loan sharks and drug dealers who work at every stop of the tour. After finding their old manager who had swindled millions from them years ago, Barry and Cliff decide to go for the big score and get it all back?and more. But when the Saints of Hell, the notoriously dangerous motorcycle gang, get involved, all bets are off.
John McFetridge is the author of two critically acclaimed crime novel series: the Toronto Series and the Eddie Dougherty Series. He has written for the TV shows The Bridge and Real Detective. He lives in St. Catharines, Ontario.
"[A] tightly plotted, snappy endeavour....The book positively exudes rock 'n' roll cred: it's full of dirt, sex, and sweat, and its Title is only one of many homages to classic rock." — Quill & Quire (March 2012)
?[McFetridge is] a clear disciple of Elmore Leonard...a fun read." ?Publishers Weekly
"Each of John McFetridge's...novels have a rhythm to them, mixing taut dialogue, spare description and a dark sensibility with the cool calm of a master bass player." — National Post (April 6, 2012)
"He's the guy with just the right balance of grit, humour and rock’n’roll knowledge to do the job." — Toronto Star (March 24, 2012)
"John McFetridge is -- or should be -- a star in the world of crime fiction." — Toronto Sun (March 25, 2012)
?Canada’s answer to Elmore Leonard, John McFetridge is going places...The Title of Canadian author [his] second crime novel is as packed with rascally attitude as the book itself." ? Toronto Star
"It's funny, it's moving, it works, and the worst thing I can say about McFetridge is that he appears to like Rush." —www.DetectivesBeyondBorders.blogspot.ca
" Tumblin' Dice is a razor sharp riveting story with a very cool vibe. Loved it. Highly recommended." —www.SpineTinglerMag.com