Knuckle Down

A Cage Life Novel

Fiction - Crime
296 Pages
Reviewed on 05/06/2024
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I've worked in television, film, video games, private investigation and law enforcement, but writing is my first and last obsession. I published my first short story at 17 and have won more than a dozen writing awards since, including a Reader's Favorite Gold Medal.

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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Knuckle Down: A Cage Life Novel is a work of fiction in the crime, sports fiction, and interpersonal drama genres. It is best suited to mature readers owing to the presence of strong language, graphic violence, and sexual situations throughout. Penned by author Miles Watson, the story follows mixed martial artist Mickey Watts as he returns to New York, seeking to leave his past with the mob behind. When his fiancée is threatened by the same gangsters that forced him into exile, Mickey sees an opportunity to settle old scores and win her back. However, he quickly realizes he's not the only one seeking vengeance in a city that never forgives, leading him back into underground fighting where he must confront his past and fight for his future.

Author Miles Watson has a real talent for suspense, crafting a pulse-pounding journey into the gritty underworld of New York City, where danger lurks around every corner and redemption comes at a steep price. The vivid and visceral descriptions of this world pull no punches, and the realism of the action sequences is gut-wrenchingly compelling, to the point where readers will truly believe that every fight could be Mickey’s last. As our well-penned, complex hero grapples with his past and fights to protect those he loves, readers become fully immersed in the adrenaline-fueled action and suspenseful twists. I was also really impressed with the wider ensemble cast around Mickey, who were just as well developed with their own unique dialogue touches and attitudes that have been credibly shaped by their dark and difficult way of life. Overall, Knuckle Down is a gripping tale of redemption, revenge, and the power of love that fans of realistic and action-packed fiction are certain to enjoy from cover to cover.