". . . an excellent, vibrant read, even though it does rather tarnish the image of Canada being an always-gentle country where the most untoward behavior is ordering an Americano at a Tim Hortons.
- Mystery Scene
"Brock reshapes the traditional gumshoe persona in his debut noir novel . . . certain to become a new favorite for noir aficionados."
- Manhattan Book Review
"I bloody loved it. Henry Brock's Vicious Dogs is a brutal slice of lowlife noir that smartly blends Charles Bukowski with Eddie Bunker and breathes new life into the PI novel."
- Paul D. Brazill, author of Cold London Blues and Guns of Brixton
Down-and-out P.I. Derek Lasker hopes his luck has taken a turn for the better when he lands a case with Bob Linehan, a client who believes his potentially psychotic teenage son, Bob Jr., is the culprit of a heinous crime. Lasker follows the teen into Toronto’s dark underworld of violence and crime, realizing too late that he’s got his eye on the wrong psychopath. It’s a grave mistake that could cost him dearly. But will it cost him everything?