Chris Holm's new novel is Red Right Hand.
From his Q&A at the publisher's website:
What’s the most important quality in a sidekick?Visit Chris Holm's website.
I’m tempted to say loyalty — but from a writerly point of view, I think the most important quality in a sidekick is that they serve as a good foil for the protagonist. Left to his own devices, my protagonist — Michael Hendricks — is a prickly, self-destructive loner. His sidekicks — Lester in The Killing Kind and Cameron in Red Right Hand — are funny, sociable, and surprisingly well-adjusted given the circumstances in which they find themselves. (I’d like to think they’re also quite different from one another.) Each injects their story with an interesting friction that’s fun to write, and hopefully to read. Each...[read on]
The Page 69 Test: The Killing Kind.
Writers Read: Chris Holm (September 2015).