The Shotgun Rule, by Charlie Huston (2007)
-Kid, let me tell you, under normal circumstances, I wouldn't be going through all this just to get my hands on one measly half kilo of meth. Under normal circumstances, someone steals from me, I'd just have them knocked unconscious and dragged out by the quarry and their legs or an arm laid across the train tracks and to hell with the half kilo.
- But these are not normal circumstances.
Four teenaged friends come into possession of some drugs after a "kerfuffle" with some local dealers. Shitstorm descends.
One of the "pull quotes" on the back of this novel compares it to Stand By Me. I would say, Sure. But add in some more swearing, set it in the 1980s and add a strong father figure (something missing from at least the movie version - I've never read the print version).
I would add more but I'm currently suffering from an eye infection. No, seriously, it feels like someone's rubbed a red chili pepper all over my left eyeball, and I want to lie down somewhere and close my eyes for 15 hours. So this is a great book, Kthanx bai.