Blood Red Turns Dollar Green A Novel Paul O'Brien
 
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Professional wrestling meets Empire in a trilogy that RollingStone.com called “a one-of a kind literary offering for die-hard wrestling fans.”

New York City, 1969. Danno Garland is a middling member of the National Wrestling Council, a secretive syndicate of pro-wrestling promoters. He’s kept his head down for fifteen years, but now he’s found a new heavyweight champion, Babu, and plans to use him to build a wrestling empire. Blocked, though, by the NWC, Danno makes a deal with Florida boss Proctor King to ensure Danno’s man will be the next title holder. In exchange, the belt will go to Proctor’s son, Gilbert, once he’s out of prison in a couple of years.

But things don’t go according to plan, and now Danno is standing in a sold-out Shea Stadium on the night of biggest wrestling card of all time, and neither Babu nor Gilbert has shown up. Meanwhile, Lenny Long, Danno’s driver, is walking dazedly from the overturned van that was supposed to bring them to the venue, and the only sign of Gilbert is his foot.

Across the country, Proctor nervously watches the show on TV, wondering why his screw-up of a son doesn’t already have the championship belt in his hands. It’s taken four years of pay-offs, double dealing, and bone-breaking to arrange this match, and if all that’s gone to waste, he might just have to take a business trip to New York. The “fake” world of professional wrestling is going to get very real.

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TitleBlood Red Turns Dollar Green
SubtitleA Novel
AuthorPaul O'Brien
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintSkyhorse Publishing
Published20 September 2016
FormatPaperback
ISBN-139781510709331
Pages288
Dimensions5.50 x 8.25in.

About the author

Paul O’Brien is a writer from Wexford, Ireland. His self-published Blood Red Turns Dollar Green trilogy has been a bestseller in Canada, Australia, Germany, Mexico, Spain, Italy, the UK, Ireland, and the United States. Currently, Paul has two US TV pilots in development, one of which is based on his Blood Red Turns Dollar Green novels. He is also currently writing WWE legend and Hall of Famer Jim Ross’s autobiography. He lives in Wexford, Ireland.

Praise for Paul O'Brien and the Blood Red Turns Dollar Green trilogy:

“An entertaining look at the world of professional [wrestling], not to mention a solidly plotted mystery—more than enough to put readers on the alert for the next Danno Garland book." —Booklist

Blood Red Turns Dollar Green is a one-of-a-kind literary offering for die-hard wrestling fans that respects the business enough to place it inside a wider fictionalized world of crime and corruption.” —Kenny Herzog, RollingStone.com

“So real you can smell the sweat on the mat and taste the blood on the floor.” —Paul Guay, Hollywood screenwriter of Liar, Liar; The Little Rascals; and Heartbreakers

Blood Red Turns Dollar Green is one hell of a novel, with shades of Mario Puzzo, Elmore Leonard, and Michael Connelly. The action is relentless, the characters are shady, and the justice is swift and final. Paul O’Brien is the real deal” —Eoin Colfer, author of Artemis Fowl, Plugged, and Another Thing

“I strongly suggest that you read Paul O'Brien's Blood Red Turns Dollar Green series as they are amazing novels that embrace the pro-wrestling biz amazingly and accurately and will take you on a Slobber Knocker of a ride. Must-read novels.” —Jim Ross, WWE legend

“There’s only a few great wrestling novels out there and Paul O’Brien has written them all. He set the bar so high that it’s put me off writing a wrestling novel.” —Mick Foley

“Paul has a real gift. I could not put it down. Blistering pace, very suspenseful throughout. A great read.” —Bret “The Hitman” Hart

“Paul O’Brien knows his crime and Paul O’Brien know his writing. He brings both of these worlds together brilliantly here.” —John Leiberman, The Howard Stern Show

“A literal collision through romantically depraved underworlds, in an age of lawless magnificence, with a cast of disturbingly relatable deviants. —Keith Greenberg, NBC News
ISBNs: 9781510709331 978-1-5107-0933-1 Title: blood red turns dollar green category:FIC ISBNs: 9781510709362 978-1-5107-0936-2 Title: blood red turns dollar green category:FIC 
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