Dog Fight: when ‘Fight Club’ comes to Britain’s streets

Posted on March 28, 2017

Kenny O’Neill, a villain with a conscience, returns in an intelligent and hard-hitting thriller of exploitation, corruption and criminal gangs. Michael J Malone’s Dog Fight hits bookshops on 6 April 2017.

Last year’s A Suitable Lie bravely tackled the issue of domestic violence against men, and Dog Fight considers another of society’s big concerns: ex-soldiers who fall through the cracks. Those troubled army veterans who so often don’t receive the help they really need and are left exposed in an uncaring world.

Dog Fight combines visceral entertainment with a well-informed exploration of a highly topical theme – ideal for those readers who like their crime fiction to pack a punch in every way.

When Kenny’s cousin, Ian, comes to the aid of a fellow ex-squaddie in a heap of trouble, he gets caught up in the vicious underground fight scene, where callous criminals prey on the vulnerable, damaged and homeless.

With Ian in too deep to escape, Kenny has no option other than to infiltrate the gang for the sake of his family.

Kenny is an experienced MMA fighter, as tough as they come, but has he found himself in the one fight he can never win?


Michael J Malone will be joined by Theresa Talbot to launch Dog Fight at Waterstones Argyle Street, Glasgow, on Thursday 30 March at 6.30pm. Please call 0141 248 4814 or ask in store to reserve your tickets.