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It's the punch you don't see coming that drops you. Any fighter can tell you that. And Mickey Watts isn't just any fighter; he's one of the best in mixed martial arts, a top contender who seems to have it all: looks, brains and rich girlfriend who's crazy about him. The fact his family is mobbed-up to its Irish-Italian eyebrows has never been a problem...until Mick throws ...more
Paperback, 292 pages
Published February 11th 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Johnathan Breeland
Great Mob story

A great book about redemption and things we do for respect that really cause us Trouble in life,it also has some Awesome descriptions of MMA fights,in the thick of the story it's a Violent crime story involving the Mob and there dirty ways,a true testament that crime doesn't pay,if you enjoy action packed crime thrillers this is the book for you
Pete Richmond
Dec 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I just wanted to get that out at the start. It's rare that I find a book, especially an indie one, that grips me like this.

Cage Life tells the story of Mickey Watts, a cage fighter whose family have always had ties to the Mafia in New York. Mickey had avoided becoming a part of "The Life" until one night, when standing up for his cousin, he hits the wrong man. The son of a Mafia boss.Read more…

Mickey's life changes drastically as he is dragged into the depths of the criminal u
Tyler Smith
May 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a great read! I'm a fan of boxing/fighting so I had to pick up this book. Right from the start, the author throws you in the ring and makes your kidneys hurt like hell as you learn the sport one punch and kick at a time.

Then you go on the hero's journey with the protagonist, Mickey Watts as he tries to make a name for himself in MMA fighting. Everything is moving along in his favor (almost) until he has a brush with the mob.

From there, it's hard to put the book down. You're introduced to th
Apr 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
I won this book from Goodreads.

First of all, I'd like to thank Miles for the letter he sent to me along with the copy of his book. It was a nice touch (and funny!) and put his book at the top of my reading pile.

I really liked this book. It's not the type of book that I'd normally pick up because I'm not really interested in mixed martial arts fighting, but as I got further along in the book and invested in the main character Mick, I really enjoyed the fight scenes and couldn't put the book down
May 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished
This is not normally a book that I would choose over others, but I have branched out from my usual genres recently. I found this book to be well written and I enjoyed it much more than I expected. The story line is well developed and did not include a lot of filler just to increase the number of pages, as so many new writers make the mistake of doing. I look forward to future books by Miles Watson.
Chester J.
Sep 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tough gritty novel of life

Tough, gritty story of life and death on the streets. A young man is tested and initially found wanting, but through grit and determination fought his way back, or maybe not!
Faith Freewoman
Jun 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lyrical and gritty

This story is grim, grim, grim, and so brilliantly told that it swamps you with poetic imagery and language describing, decay, filth, degradation, shame, and unremitting violence. And a kind of inside-out redemption. Absolutely riveting.
Karen Golec
Jul 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
I won this book from goodreads. I like martial arts and this book was a very good read. Interesting characters and great story line. Very hard to put down once you started reading it. Am looking forward to more books from Miles Watson.
Feb 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book. A nasty, gritty, violent march through the underworld with an unwilling foot soldier. Awesome characters and gripping action sequences. Burned through this an a day.
Mike Moore
Aug 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Could literally not put it down!
Dom Davidsson
Jun 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I am an ITALIAN Man and I HAVE BEEN IN THE RING so I know what you have to go thru it you get involved with the boys by the way there are no buyouts nice easy read
Mar 18, 2016 rated it liked it
Pacy tale of a multi-martial arts cage fighter drawn into the mafia world in New York. Some interesting characters in this grim world keep you interested to find out how their lives turn out. Quick but quite enjoyable read.
A dark gritty story of a young MMA fighter who ends up owing, and thus owned by the mafia. Trapped in the "life," but determined to find a way out.
Noelle Walsh
Apr 01, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
This was a good enough story, telling the tale of an MMA fighter who gets involved with the Mafia. It has good characters and a decent story. Overall it was good.

*won as a GoodReads Giveaway*
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Miles Watson was born in Evanston, Illinois. The son of a prominent Chicago journalist, he took an early interest in writing and published his first short story at 17. He holds undergraduate degrees in Criminal Justice and History and served as a law enforcement officer for nearly ten years before moving to Los Angeles, where he worked on television shows like HEROES, CSI: NEW YORK, TRUE BLOOD, TH ...more
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