Down at the Crossroads…

After years of being a screw up, Raz Frewer lucks out and finds the perfect girl. Then, she gets sick, terminal, and the doctors say there’s nothing left to do. Make arrangements. Say goodbye.

But, instead, this guy who made it through most of his life by doing the wrong thing, decides to go really wrong to save her.

Raz makes a deal with the Devil: he’s got four days to collect pieces of an ancient lamp, which can cure her. Naturally, for his part, the Devil isn’t simply in want of a new light fixture for the den.

However, the Devil has competition: an underworld start-up called Hell, Inc. wants to steal the lamp and take over the world itself, sending legions of baddies to stop Raz and his friends…

Bad day after the office…

As Hal returns home to tell his girlfriend he’s decided to quit his graphics designer job. She greets him with love. And, he gets infected. Flu.

He's seen what becoming a citizen of the Nation of the Undead looks like: Poor hygiene, limited vocabulary, and affinity for 24-7 interstate driving.

Who wants that? In attempting to end his life, strangely, he instead becomes imbued with near Zombie like abilities.

With great power comes great responsibility. With weird power? Might as well try to save the world.

Obviously, it won't likely go very well.

This novel was first published under my pen name Pat Connid (an anagram for "Don't Panic") because at the time I worked for a Big Media Company looking for reasons to fire people.

This would have been one of those reasons.

What doesn’t kill you…

Trapped and running out of air, Dexter has six minutes to escape a locked cargo van that’s just plummeted to the bottom of a quarry lake. He knows he’s got only six minutes because the man who broke into his home an hour earlier told him that just before knocking Dex unconscious, locking him in the vehicle and dropping it into the lake, a hundred feet deep.

This isn’t the best time Dexter’s ever had in a van.

As he struggles to escape, one word is rattling around his panicked brain: Why?

This book was also initially written under the pen name Pat Connid.