Bri­an Azzarel­lo asked me to write the intro­duc­tion for the fifth vol­ume of his hard­boiled epic. In this install­ment, a man named Milo receives an untrace­able gun and match­ing bul­lets from a man named Agent Graves, who tells him the car acci­dent that shat­tered his face was delib­er­ate.

Praise for 100 Bul­lets:

One of the great­est works of crime fic­tion in any medi­um.”
—Chicago Sun-Times

The self-con­tained, beau­ti­ful and uncom­pro­mis­ing lit­tle crime sto­ries .… [are] often aston­ish­ing. Azzarel­lo is remark­ably tal­ent­ed at cap­tur­ing dialect.”
—The New York Times Book Review

The sto­ry has it all: flawed pro­tag­o­nists, dirty cops, con­spir­a­cy, guns and that big mis­take that makes it all go wrong.”
—Chicago Tri­bune

A med­i­ta­tion on mon­ey, pow­er and moral­i­ty … for our mon­ey, the best cur­rent ongo­ing series.”