“In the world according to Trey R. Barker, there are only two kinds of people: the sinned against and the sinning, the unforgiving and those desperately in need of forgiveness. His world is a ravaged landscape of betrayal and disillusion and desperation and violence, populated by the dispossessed and the utterly lost. This is a dark place where it’s sometimes difficult to distinguish the living from the dead. And more often than not in this world, the end comes with both a bang and a whimper.”
—From the Introduction by William Kent Krueger, author of the Cork O’Connor series of books.
“Trey R. Barker is one of the truly original new writers. He’s got it all: style, humor, originality, a dark wicked sense of pace and plotting. His short stories are unique in a crowded market, they shine like a black jewel in a sea of mediocrity.”
—Ken Bruen, author of Once Were Cops and Priest