Larry 'Animal' Garner's novel D-E-D, DEAD a Colorado Book Awards Finalist
Ex-Navy, Biker, Charity fund-raiser, Stock car racer, hot-rodder Larry "Animal" Garner has had a varied number of occupations throughout his life. He can now add Published Author to the list, as his first novel D-E-D, DEAD has been published and was a finalist in the 2013 Colorado Book Awards presented by the Colorado Humanities center for the Book.
D-E-D, DEAD is the story of a man who decides to put an end to the meth manufacturing and prostitution businesses run by a (fictitious) outlaw motorcycle club he is a member of. After his initial action, things get very far out of hand, and he is forced to go into hiding, ending up in a barn in southern Tennessee. It is 1990; no cellphones, no internet, in a place where strangers are immediately noticed. In a bizarre coincidence, an event occurs that brings the war to the area. The protagonists' old Navy friend and some locals who identify with the cause join in and there is soon plenty of action and mayhem. One of the locals is a strong, very capable woman who proves to be smarter than them all. She has her own reasons to get involved, including some she doesn't share.
There is a lot of action, some snarky humor, and a large dose of good old revenge involved, leading to a fast-paced conclusion. While the story is about an attack against a motorcycle club's illegal activities, the story isn't necessarily a biker tale. There are many factors explored; family, revenge, loyalty, betrayal, greed and selflessness are all parts of the whole.