Killer With A Heart
In Killer With A Heart, the two teenagers will spark a mob war when Nicky Nails, the son of a New York mobster, leads his multi-racial gang to rob the Deliman’s money drop. His plan calls for Morris ‘Mojo’ Johnson, a black warlord from the rough streets of the South Bronx to distract Elizabeth, the mob boss’s daughter. Even though Nicky warns his friend not to, Morris seduces the mobster’s daughter whom he feels disrespected him. Mojo further complicates matters by killing the Deliman. The boys are immediately marked for death by the rival mob family and war ensues. In Killer With A Heart, the two teenagers transcend the racial and cultural differences of the seventies and build a true friendship out of blood, bombs, and bullets. Morris teaches Nicky that to rise to the top of the underworld he must be more than a thief; he must become a killer. And Nicky changes Morris from a lone killer to a true family member. This is a coming of age story in the dark world of organize crime and street gangs. This is the first novel in the Killer Series. Think of it as a cross between Good Fellows and Menace to Society.
About J L Hill (Virginia Beach, Virginia Author)
A native New Yorker, born and raised in the Bronx, James L Hill spent his adolescence years in Fort Apache, the South Bronx 41st precinct during the 60’s, during a time when you needed to have a gang to go to the store. Raised on blues, soul, and rock and roll gave him the heart of a flower child. Educated by the turmoil of Vietnam, Civil Rights, and the Sexual Revolution produced a gladiator. Realizing the precariousness of life gave him an adventurous outlook and willingness to try anything once, and if it did not kill him, maybe twice.
12 years of Catholic education and a couple of years in college spread between wild drug induce euphoric years, which did not kill him, gave James an unique moral compass that swings in any direction it wants. A scientific mind and a spirit that believes nothing is impossible if you want it bad enough guides his writings. He enjoys traveling to new places and seeing what life has to offer. James began writing short stories and poetry back in his early years. In his twenties moved on to novels. He worked in the financial industry and later got a degree in computer programming, his other love. James has a successful career as a software engineer designing, developing and maintaining systems for the government and the private sector. He has been programming for nearly forty years in various languages.
After years in the computer world he returned to his first love, unleashing the characters in his head. Still a hopeless insomniac, he feels free to pound out plots. James L Hill is a prolific storyteller writing crime stories, fantasies, and science fiction, with a slant on the dark side of life.
The next step on his journey naturally led to the business of publishing. He started RockHill Publishing LLC not only to produce his own work, but to give others access to the literary world. His computer background and experiences in word processing gives him insight into what it takes to publish good books. The Killer series is an adult crime novel centered around the life of Bulletproof Morris ‘Mojo’ Johnson. Killer With A Heart introduces us to the young gangsters and mobsters in the conflicting worlds of Organized Crime. Killer With Three Heads has the boys from the Bronx return as international criminals and more deadly than ever. The Emerald Lady is a pirate/mermaid adventure/love story set in the Golden Age of Pirate and the first novel in the fantasy Gemstone Series. Pegasus: A Journey To New Eden, his science fictions deal with the emotional effects of technology, and answers the question, “How do I feel about nuclear war?”