Drillbooks – Meet Duncan Malone

As I mentioned before, the main purpose of my doing these Drillboks blog posts is to push my brain past the writer’s block that’s been kicking my butt for the last 2 years. I don’t know why I’ve had SO much trouble finishing this book, but I have. I think a large part of it is that I’m afraid #Winter won’t live up to what #Shadow started. I don’t know. But whatever the reason, I’ve spent way too much time trying to finish this book and not enough time working on other projects.

But, since I’ve started doing these posts, I’ve actually gotten quite a bit done. It’s anyone’s guess if the book will actually be finished by the end of February but at least things are moving along.

You’ve already read some bits and pieces about the people and places in Decker’s world. Today, I’m going to introduce you to one of the main characters in #Winter: Duncan Malone.

Malone is the villain in this book. He was fairly easy to write, because I’ve met him many times over the years, in almost every place I’ve lived. In fact, I think almost everyone has crossed paths with a Duncan Malone at one point or another. You know the type: self-centered, arrogant, and focused solely on getting ahead financially by doing as little work as possible.

I met most of my Malones when I was much younger, and working in the clubs. The men who owned these clubs often seemed to fit the description above, and many of them were rich, young, or greedy enough to be genuinely dangerous.

In the 80s, there was a lot of oil money passing through the clubs. The girls were raking it in, and the club owners we’re rolling in it. And if one club was making money, wouldn’t two or three clubs make even more?

There were some men in Oklahoma at the time that I was there who owned multiple clubs, all of which were gotten legitimately. They were good men, and kept their hands fairly clean.

However, there were also a few who had only one club and wanted more, but didn’t feel like investing the time or the money to start from scratch. There were also those who thought that adding a successful club to their list of other “investments” would be a good thing. And by successful, I mean one that was already open, fully staffed, with a large and loyal customer base.

These are the men that Duncan Malone was drawn from. Men who knew what they wanted and wouldn’t hesitate to get it, no matter the cost.

Malone has built a small empire by involving himself in anything and everything that will turn a profit. Strip clubs, gambling, and adult films, to name a few. He didn’t get where he is by being nice, and he makes no apologies for that.

He makes his first appearance in #Winter when his accountant informs him that the income from his clubs has gone down, due to the holiday season and that the repairs/upgrades needed to make them a desirable destination for anyone with money to spend will be quite costly.

Malone isn’t thrilled with the idea of spending money to make money. I think he truly believes that buying the clubs, if that’s how he got them, should be the only investment needed. Writing a check to keep them attractive and in good repair isn’t going to happen.

However, the Toybox, owned by Rudy Valdez, is doing quite well for itself. Malone has a history with Rudy, and it isn’t pretty. When the Toybox was put up for sale, Malone wanted it. But, he was unwilling to pay the asking price and tried to force the owner into selling it for much less. While this was going on, Rudy and Decker just…bought the club, which infuriated Malone. As Rudy later said, “I thought I was making a business deal. Turns out, I was making an enemy.”

Malone doesn’t forget, and he certainly doesn’t forgive. In his opinion, forcing Rudy to sign over the Toybox would go a long way toward resolving an issue that he has been brooding over for years.

The fact that Rudy has no intention of giving his club to Malone sets off a series of attacks against Rudy’s friends and employees. No one is safe when Malone’s hired gunman takes aim. Who will fall? And how will Rudy protect the people that he cares about from a silent hunter whose face is never seen?

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I hope you enjoyed learning a little bit about Dunkin Malone. Please join me again on Wednesday, when I will be bringing you a fantastic chicken recipe. 😀

Books

Shadow of the Drill
Born of Circumstance, Bred for Revenge.
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A Perilous Thirst
A different kind of vampire story.
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One Dyke Cozy
“HAVE A NICE DAY”
Mr. Happy
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16 comments

  1. Shirley Harris-Slaughter · February 11

    Hmmm! That Malone character sounds like a ladykiller too.😉

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    • Rhani D'Chae · February 11

      Lol Shirley! Yes, he absolutely is. In more ways than one. He’s a ruthless guy, with a long list of targets. At this point, even I don’t know who’s going to live to see the last page. 😁

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  2. Shirley Harris-Slaughter · February 11

    Reblogged this on shirleyharris-slaughter.

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  3. Soooz · February 11

    Ah … Duncan Malone sounds right up my alley … and you KNOW how dark it gets there.😆 I love it when my characters determine the plot. Methinks Decker is gonna make minced-meat outta this guy.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Rhani D'Chae · February 12

      Hi Sooz, thanks for stopping by. Yes, I think that’s Decker’s plan, but it remains to be seen if he can pull it off. Don’t forget, Malone has a professional sharpshooter on his team. I wonder how this will turn out… 🤔

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      • Soooz · February 12

        I never know how your books will end, Rhani! That’s what makes them so damned good! 😍

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      • Rhani D'Chae · February 13

        Sooz, I don’t even know how they’re going to end half the time. I don’t usually know until I get there. However, the ending to this one is already written. Some people might not like it, but I think it’s going to be fun. 😀 Thanks for stopping by. It’s always so good to see you! *Hugs*

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      • Soooz · February 13

        😊 Ditto.

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  4. Hyper-Speller · February 11

    Winter sounds like it will be a good book! I can hardly wait!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Rhani D'Chae · February 12

      Hi Mark, it’s great to see you! I’m hoping that #Winter will be a good read. I think it will be, but there’s no way to really know until the finished product hits the shelves. Lol I’m going to swing by your place later today and see what’s going on. 😀

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  5. Hyper-Speller · February 12

    Sounds good to me!

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  6. D.L Finn, Author · February 12

    This sounds like its going to be a great read…Shadow of the Drill is on my must read this year…cant wait:)

    Liked by 1 person

    • Rhani D'Chae · February 12

      Thanks for stopping by, D.L. Malone is a pretty bad guy, but he’s about to learn what “bad” really is. I hope you enjoy reading Shadow, and meeting my boys. 😀

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  7. rijanjks · February 12

    Oooh, I am completely intrigued already. Yes, the Malones of the world seem to thrive in the club atmosphere. I met a few along my journey – One in particular I’ll never forget – his name was Sonny Johnson. He wanted to be the BIG DOG in Abilene, Texas in the 70s. And, he was. 🙂 Can’t wait for this book, Rhani.

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    • Rhani D'Chae · February 13

      Hi, Jan, thanks so much for stopping by! When I was in Oklahoma City, it was the North Brothers. Johnny, Charlie, and Frank. They pretty much ran the northwest side of Oklahoma City back in the day. I worked for Charlie at the Blue Fox Club. He was tough to workfor, but he wasn’t nearly as bad as Malone. Lol Frank owned a biker bar, and he was just a hoot. I dated Johnny for a minute, and he was just a top of the line ass!

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