Bitter Water Blues by Patrick Shawn Bagley
Joe Collins used to be Joey Connolly, alias Joey Kotex, an infamous enforcer for the Petucci crime family. He left that world behind to run a blues club in Chicago, but Carl Petucci finds Joe and forces him to do one last job. Joe’s assignment takes him to Wesserunsett, a small Maine town that has seen better days. With a friend’s life at stake, Joe must kill a porn director and recover a video starring Petucci’s niece. Easier said than done, as the target’s girlfriend, Wanda, is a Wesserunsett cop. Then there’s Hag, a wannabe hitman, and his buddy Earl. Hag’s looking to make a killing in the killing business. As Joey, Wanda, and Hag each pursue their own agenda, they move ever closer to a bloody showdown.