"Over-the-top black comedy; Hayes tracks an ex-intelligence agent and his raffish retinue from Berlin to Tobacco Road, Havana and Miami."  
-Amazon reviewer

"As tightening security around the plutonium-spawning Savannah River Project threatens to reveal his past, Moses Kubielski dusts off the skills he acquired as an espionage agent to insure that the fruits of his small-town burghership are secured for the boy. Jack, not yet twenty, joins the man he's come to love in the commission of a crime that promises to make him rich."
-jacket copy 

 

A full-throttle Rabelaisian romp,
Stan Hayes' debut novel is...

"...funny and wonderfully energetic;
gave me hours of  amusement"  ...Thomas Mcguane

Literary giant Tom Mcguane (Tom Horn, The Bushwhacked Piano, The Cadence of Grass, and many others) kindly agreed to read The Rough English Equivalent, and I'm pleased to say that he thought it was pretty damn good!

and from Amazon...

"Hilarious! Cross John Irving with Lewis Grizzard (if you dare), whisk in a drop of John LeCarré, and you have Stan Hayes’ Rabelaisian The Rough English Equivalent."

"Over-the-top black comedy; Hayes tracks an ex-intelligence agent and his raffish retinue from Berlin to Tobacco Road, Havana and Miami."

"Without a doubt, the funniest NON-affirmation of faith in print."

"Thumbing its nose at convention, Stan Hayes' The Rough English Equivalent draws readers quickly into its characters’ riotous lives. It invites them to awaken their sense of the absurd, and question promises of eternal rewards for irrational behavior, as they slalom through Hayes's suprarational Southernness."