From award-winning author Brian Keene comes a darkly suspenseful tale of crime and the common man–with a surprising jolt of the supernatural…
Tommy O’Brien once hoped to leave his run-down industrial hometown. But marriage and fatherhood have kept him running in place, working a job that doesn’t even pay the bills. And now he seems fated to stay for the rest of his life. Tommy’s just learned he’s going to die young–and soon. But he refuses to leave his family with less than nothing–especially now that he has nothing to lose.
Over a couple of beers with his best friends, John and Sherm, Tommy launches a bold scheme to provide for his family’s future. And though his plan will spin shockingly out of control, it will throw him together with a child whose touch can heal–and whose ultimate lesson is that there are far worse things than dying.
About the Author
Brian James Freeman is the author of Black Fire, Blue November Storms, The Painted Darkness, Weak and Wounded, Dreamlike States, and More Than Midnight. He is also the coauthor of The Illustrated Stephen King Trivia Book (with Bev Vincent) and The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Trivia Book (with Hans-Ake Lilja and Kevin Quigley), and he is the editor of Dueling Minds. His novels, novellas, short stories, essays, and interviews have been published by Warner Books, Cemetery Dance, Borderlands Press, Book-of-the-Month Club, Leisure, and many others. Brian lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, two cats, and two German Shorthaired Pointers who are afraid of the cats. More books are on the way. Visit him on the web at www.BrianJamesFreeman.com
“A powerful, unique novel with a fascinating plot and characters, and echoes of Stephen King's working-class voice."