‘No one writes a better crime novel than Charles Willeford’ Elmore Leonard

Frank Mansfield is the cockfighter, a man obsessed with an illegal sport which is unspeakably cruel, unthinkably bloody – and incredibly exciting. His pursuit of the champion’s medal takes him into the seamy underbelly of rural Southern life – into the hot, dusty small-town circuits, where greed and corruption vie only with lust and violence . . .