The Creation of an Anti-hero

Malcolm Boyd Author Interview

One Way In, No Way Out follows an underworld figure who gets mixed up with the DA’s daughter and unwittingly lands in the middle of a dangerous situation. What was the inspiration for the setup to your story?

There was no true inspiration to this story, other than the story itself. I did my best to think outside of a pre-set step-by-step process; instead, I let it happen organically. To give it a more simplified answer: take four wheels, two axles, stick them on a crate, jump in at the top of a large hill, and see what happens next!

Mann Walker is an intriguing and well developed character. What were some driving ideals behind your character’s development?

The creation of an anti-hero: Mann Walker is NOT the usual suspect. He is not the ‘good guy’ as easily identified in most novels. Mann Walker knows who he is and the dangers of his profession. All he wants is to make money and to stay alive while doing it.

What were some themes that were important for you to explore in this book?

That the line that separates ‘Good’ and ‘Evil’ isn’t as solid, as thick, or as clearly black or white as people think. In this novel, sometimes your best friend can be your worst enemy, and this is applicable to Mann’s businesses, his people interactions, and how the characters and individuals treat themselves.

What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?

As an author, I’m having fun with the fictional life that the story has created! Book Two of the Mann Walker trilogy is “Mann In The Middle,” which is currently available on the website, as well as at, and on Kindle in e-book format.

I am currently wrapping up Book Three of the Mann Walker trilogy, “Good Night, Bad Day”, and it is slated for an early Summer 2021 release.

Author Links: Facebook | Website

Meet Mann Walker, a very lethal partner in one of the world’s most dangerous businesses. He’s quick on his feet in a high-stakes situation, and absolutely fearless about taking what belongs to him!

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