What people are saying about BELOW THE LINE
"If Michael Connolly were an ex-Hollywood agent who knew the cream of show biz and the sour milk of its lowlifes like he knows the back of his brass-knuckled hand, he might have created Mike Millek and his foot-to-the-floor dark ride, Below the Line. Set along the seams of the real movie business--as its street-savvy author Jankowski has lived and savored it--with an A-list casting call of characters so real they're scary, Mike Millek moves smoothly between the teamsters of filmland and the trawlers of Marina del Rey and is on a first-name basis with parsimonious producers, production crew police advisors, pill-popping rock idols, and aging film star divas heading towards their final fadeout. Operating from the deck of his long-keel, cutter-rigged ocean cruiser moored across the street from his Tiki Marina apartment, Millek's trials and tribulations come at you so fast that this is one crime novel that will read you. Mike Millek is as hardboiled as a shark in hot water and his Los Angeles is a City of Angles … so if you take your java Noir with a double shot of expresso, take just one bite of Below the Line and it will reel you in...hook, line and sinker!"
--Rupert Holmes, Multiple Edgar and Tony-winning author, Creator of the AMC-TV series Remember WENN, author of Where the Truth Lies
"Batten down the hatches for a hard-boiled storm. Below the Line is an impressive debut, a suspenseful Nautical Noir set on the fringe of Hollywood’s dream factory. Taught, vivid tough-guy pulp in the tradition of John D. MacDonald and Mickey Spillane."
--John Shepphird, Shamus Award-winning author
"Babes, boats and betrayal! Steve Jankowski's thrilling debut crime novel jets through the gritty sets of Hollywood to the deadly Pacific in a riveting tale worthy of Travis McGee"
-.- Lawrence Maddox, author of Fast Bang Booze
"Primarily a screenwriter for the past few decades, he’s now trying his hand as novelist—and BELOW THE LINE is an impressive debut. "
--Charles Salzberg, is author of the Shamus Award nominated Swann's Last Song.