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Fifteen years of sunless gray.
Fifteen years of mist. So thick the streets fade off into nothing. So thick the past is hazy at best. The line between right and wrong has long been blurred, especially for Thomas Vale.
Long gone are the days when new beginnings seemed possible—when he was a new recruit, off to a new start fresh in the army. He had hoped to never look back. Not like there was much to see, anyway.
First came the sickness, followed by the orders: herd the healthy into the city, shoot the infected. The gates closed and the bridges came down… followed by the mist.
Fifteen miserable years of the darkest nights and angry, awful gray days.
Thomas Vale can hardly fathom why he keeps waking up in the morning. For a few more days spent stumbling along? Another night drinking alone? Another hour keeping the shadows at bay….
But when Rebecca Ayers walks into his life, the answers come fast. Too fast.
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The opening of John's compelling debut, set in an unnamed near-future U.S. city, could come straight out of a 1950s hard-boiled detective novel ("She was blond, of course. Eyes as gray as midnight fog and lips stained red"), but soon, the irony of the fog reference becomes clear. Fifteen years earlier, a horrific new illness devastated the entire country. Even worse, a fog settled in permanently over the world, making sunlight only a faded memory. Those living in quarantined cities must navigate by touch, aided by dimly lit orbs. In this hellish environment, ex-soldier Tom Vale survives by working as a PI who's more than willing to strong-arm witnesses, crooks, and recalcitrant clients. The entry into his life of the blond bombshell, who wants him to exonerate a prisoner accused of murder, unsettles Vale's grim routine and leads him to some disturbing secrets. John's unsparing, hard-edged depiction of cynicism and immorality marks him as an author to watch.