Manufacturing threats of blackmail against himself, petty crook Trevor English convinces his lover, Helen, to pay off his fictional victimizer.
But when Helen suggests that an investigator be brought in to find out who was behind the extortion, Trevor finds he must either maintain his intricate deception or end his affair—either option capable of spinning his life wildly out of his control.
Praise for the Books by Pablo D’Stair
“D’Stair is clearly a master. Likely Jean Patrick Manchette reincarnated…” —Matt Phillips, author of Countdown and The Bad Kind of Lucky
“Somehow again and again you’re drawn in…you get used to the book’s rhythm and follow it because the work is obsessive. We find ourselves in a languid kind of suspense, bracing ourselves…” —Bret Easton Ellis, author of American Psycho
“Pablo D’Stair doesn’t just write like a house afire, he writes like the whole city’s burning, and these words he’s putting on the page are the thing that can save us all.” —Stephen Graham Jones, Bram Stoker Award-winner
“Pablo D’Stair is defining the new writer [and the new film maker]. D’Stair’s late realism needs to be included in any examination of the condition of the novel.” —Tony Burgess, award-winning author/screenwriter
“Like Kerouac before him, I felt there was one roll of paper on which the story was typed. And there’s a rhythm behind it. Not the speedy bop of jazz this time, more an urban dubstep. Shadows and edges becoming audible.” —Nigel Bird, author of Smoke