Dominick Prince went through hell to make his dreams come true. He finally has a book deal, time and money to write whatever he wants, and a marriage to his college crush with a child on the way. But instead of working on his next book, Dominick spends his days as a mindless office drone at the university cancer center while his wife chases bail jumpers. When an old friend reappears to call in a favor, Dominick sees an opportunity for a little excitement.

The plan seems simple enough. Dominick will use his access at the hospital to help his friend steal the last remaining piece of her murdered lover: a sperm sample left during prostate cancer treatment. Standing in their way are a pair of brothers who find kidnapping potential children far superior to kidnapping actual children, and Dominick’s wife who has her own plans for the sample. Torn between his wife’s wrath and the debt he owes his friend, Dominick taps into the most devious parts of his crime fiction training to write himself a proper ending where he saves the day, saves the girl, and lives to write another day.

Read the first chapter of Riot Load over at Criminal Element.

Interested in reading the short story Riot Load is looooooosely based on? It was originally published in Crimespree Magazine back in 2005, but you can read it right here for free today.

Praise for Riot Load and Bryon Quertermous

“Fans of gonzo noir will find a lot to like.”
Publishers Weekly

“[Readers will] enjoy … the way one absurd situation flows into another…we can’t quite stop ourselves from reading.”

“RIOT LOAD will no doubt grab readers with its sticky premise. But the book – and its author – show surprising depth and emotion.”
Crimespree Magazine

“One heck of a warped ride.”
Savannah Morning News

“Bryon Quertermous has the thing that every writer strives for and many never find: a truly unique voice.”
–Michael Koryta, New York Times-bestselling author of Those Who Wish Me Dead

“Dark, brutal, and irresistible.”
– Kelly Braffet, author of Save Yourself

“Rough and raw and fast and furious and genuinely funny.”
– J.T. Ellison, New York Times-bestselling author of When Shadows Fall

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