Gerry Burke writes short stories and commentary on subjects relating to politics, entertainment, sport, and travel. In this collection of humorous adult tales, Paddy Pest and the author’s other notorious characters really come to life.
Paddy Pest: As a crime fighter, the indefatigable Paddy Pest bumbles around, but he gets things done. His adventures and misadventures require him to confront his own demons, dames, debt-collectors and villains of every description. In his spare time, Paddy likes to relax at the casino, the track, or at his favorite gentlemen’s club.
The Achievers: Some people will do anything to get where they want to be. Here, politicians, film stars, sport stars, and intrepid entrepreneurs are each obsessively vying for their place in the sun. They have one thing in common: they’re all in the hot seat.
Transition: Evolution is not just a philosophical phenomenon; a change of job, an ambitious determination, or an ounce of luck can all be motivation enough to change one’s circumstances—though not always for the better. Meet a gaggle of ordinary folks who do extraordinary things, mostly for their own benefit.
Also available by Gerry Burke:
From Beer to Paternity
One man’s journey through
life as we know it
Stories to read while they’re
fumigating your pants