The Big Blow (novel)
Cover art by Gail Cross
|Author||Joe R. Lansdale|
|Cover artist||Gail Cross|
|Media type||Print - Limited edition|
|Preceded by||Something Lumber This Way Comes (1999)|
|Followed by||Blood Dance (2000)|
It's the year 1900 and a major Hurricane is brewing in the Gulf of Mexico. Future real life boxing champion Jack Johnson is training for an upcoming fight the promoters have no interest in him winning. The boxing fans in Galveston, Texas are incensed since an African American fighter(Johnson) has soundly defeated the local white champion. So they send north to import John McBride, a dirty fighting racist hired to do one thing: defeat Johnson and restore the championship to a white fighter. All the while the 1900 Galveston Hurricane is moving north towards the Texas coast.