Mad Dog Vengeance
By Mark Rubinstein
When successful surgeon Roddy Dolan accepts medical-school classmate Dr. Vinzy Masconi’s invitation to dinner, he’s only expecting a great meal at Geppetto’s, one of the Bronx’s “Little Italy” restaurants. But what awaits him is far more than a perfectly prepared veal chop and risotto: Roddy is commanded to do the unthinkable.
As his checkered past catches up with him, and with the clock ticking, the nightmare that’s been unleashed exacts its bloody toll on someone he loves and challenges Roddy to the core of his soul.
In this final book in the Mad Dog series, Roddy knows his chances for survival are slim. But he must draw from his “Mad Dog” past, when he and Danny Burns were kids on the tough Brooklyn streets.
It’s the only way he can hope to survive and overcome the impossible.
Praise for Mad Dog Vengeance
“A bullet train of a ride.”
—David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of Murder as a Fine Art
“Mad Dog Vengeance blasts out of the gate and never lets up. Yes, it’s an absolute thriller of a novel. But it’s also smart and humane with a great sense of place.”
—C. J. Box, New York Times #1 bestselling author of Paradise Valley and Vicious Circle.
“Mad Dog Vengeance sets the stakes high, raises them even higher, and surges to a spectacular, operatic finale. Hard-boiled protagonists don’t get much better than Dr. Roddy Dolan, who can save your life—or blow you away.”
—Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author of The Switch
“In his latest throat-gripping thriller, Mad Dog Vengeance, Mark Rubinstein proves his versatility at bringing to life a conflicted character at the cusp of an impossible choice. In scene after scene of action and suspense that draws to a razor sharpness by the end, the story reveals the true depths of the bonds that bind us all together . . . and what one man will do—and risk—both for vengeance and redemption. Simply a masterpiece of storytelling.”
—James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Seventh Plague
“Mad Dog Vengeance is Mark Rubinstein’s best thriller yet—a powerful tale that pulls the reader in, faster and deeper than swirling water in the roughest rapids. If you haven’t met Dr. Roddy Dolan before now, don’t dare to miss this pulse-pounding book—it’s a real winner.”
—Linda Fairstein, bestselling author of the Alex Cooper series
“In Mad Dog Vengeance, Mark Rubinstein once again displays the skills and creativity that make him one of the thriller genre’s best writers. The story is a tension-filled adventure that exposes the reader to an array of emotions that shock, amaze, and frighten. What will a man do to protect those he loves, regardless of the price he might pay? Yes, it’s about vengeance, but it’s also about love, friendship, loyalty, morality, courage, and redemption.”
—Joseph Badal, Amazon #1 bestselling author of Dark Angel
“Mad Dog Vengeance is a master work of impossible choices and life-changing decisions. A scintillating pop culture mix of Goodfellas and Breaking Bad, Mark Rubinstein’s concluding chapter in his Mad Dog trilogy both talks the talk and walks the walk. Rubinstein never stops challenging his characters in a fashion akin to Harlan Coben and Lisa Gardner.”
—Jon Land, USA Today bestselling author of the Caitlin Strong series of thrillers
“Mark Rubinstein is one of my favorite writers. Period.”
—Simon Toyne, internationally bestselling author of The Sanctus Trilogy and Solomon Creed series and host of the CBS crime show Written in Blood
“Mad Dog Vengeance, the final installment in Mark Rubinstein’s Dr. Roddy “Mad Dog” Dolan’s trilogy, is a thriller in the truest sense of the genre. Expertly drawn characters drive a plot that will keep you up late. Plan on losing some sleep and emerge yourself into a novel written by a true pro. I loved it.”
—Scott Pratt, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Joe Dillard series
“Don’t tell Dr. Roddy Dolan, the world’s most unlikely hitman, that there’s no such thing as an impossible choice. Rubinstein’s Mad Dog Vengeance is an excellent set-up matched only by its execution.”
—Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times bestselling author of What You Break
“Fans of The Sopranos will love this fast-paced thriller of Italian mafia versus Albanian gangsters versus an everyday guy who just wants to protect his family. Loved the explosive end!”
—Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author of Right Behind You and the D. D. Warren series
“Stuck in the middle between warring thugs, Army-vet-turned-doctor Roddy Dolan is the perfect guide to the highs and lows of New York City. A moody, atmospheric tale about how buried secrets never stay buried long. And how a Faustian deal can lead a good man to do some very bad things. Think of a Sopranos crossover episode with Trapper John, MD. Great fun and exciting.”
—Ace Atkins, New York Times bestselling author of The Fallen and Robert B. Parker’s Little White Lies
“Mark Rubinstein is a superb storyteller. His novels tap into the deepest of human emotions.”
—Raymond Khoury, bestselling author of the Sean Reilly series