". . . 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?
Born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Henry Brock lives in Toronto, where he has worked in the Toronto film industry for ten years. He currently works as a makeup artist for a number of popular daytime dramas.