Slick is one sick bastard. He’s dicey about the serial partners he deems worthy of his criminal intents. The new guy, Bo, gives it a go in “On the Job Interview” by Eric Beetner. As bad as Bo’s initiation is, it’s less of an ordeal than the firing of the sucker he’s replacing. “. . . [Beetner] has amassed a number of award nominations and wins as his reputation for good old-fashioned hard-boiled prose is as uncompromising as anyone’s.” Beetner is also cohost, with S.W. Lauden, of the excellent crime fiction podcast, Writer Types.