Knox Thompson thinks he’s working a hustle, but it’s a hustle that’s working him. Trying to keep his pizza shop and parents afloat, he cleans out a backroom Kentucky poker game, only to get roped into dealing marijuana by the proprietor—an arrangement Knox only halfheartedly resists. Knox’s shop makes the perfect front for a marijuana operation, but his supplier turns out to be violent and calculating, and Knox ends up under his thumb. It’s not long before more than just the pizza shop is at risk.
Meet the Author
Wesley Browne lives with his wife and two sons in Madison County, Kentucky. His debut novel Hillbilly Hustle was published by West Virginia University Press in 2020. He is an attorney and restaurant owner.