“The Sentimental Assassin” by Sam W. Anderson

In a world where danger lurks in every shadow, Jo Martindale stands as a force to be reckoned with. As a top-tier martial artist, state-champion wrestler, and expert in weaponry, she’s a lethal combination of skill and fury. But when her latest assignment hits too close to home, Jo finds herself at a crossroads. This time, it’s not just another faceless target; it’s a former lover who betrayed her trust and set her on a path of no return.

Caught between her mission, her past, and the ghosts of lost opportunities, Jo retreats to a remote shack on the unforgiving Dakota plains. As the stakes escalate and tensions mount, she must confront the demons that haunt her, both within and without. But as doubts creep in and the line between right and wrong blurs, Jo grapples with a dilemma she’s never faced before: can she bring herself to finish the job, or will her humanity ultimately prevail?

Get ready for a pulse-pounding thrill ride as Jo Martindale navigates a treacherous landscape of betrayal, redemption, and self-discovery. In this high-octane action-packed thriller, one woman’s fight for justice could cost her everything.

With an edge that will cut through bone and a handle rough with authenticity, SENTIMENTAL ASSASSIN is a big, bad knife designed to pierce your heart before you know you’ve been stabbed. Sam W. Anderson adds even more depth and dimension to his addictive Money Run universe with this robust novella. If you’ve been here before, you have some inkling of what’s in store for you. If you haven’t, you’ll be back for more when you’re done. This one is outfuckingstanding.

Ray Garton, author of “Live Girls and Meds”

Dorothy never had it so good—or so twisted, so violent, so fun. Look behind this curtain with Sam W. Anderson. The real Oz is waiting for you

Stephen Graham Jones, Bram-Stoker Award winning author of “Mongrels” and “Mapping the Interior.”