After his newsroom intern jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge, 40-something reporter Daedalus Howell's reputation also took a dive. Five years later, he's still trying to clear his conscience and his byline when Jude, a lost pre-teen thief, seeks his help to get home — to a parallel universe. Or so he says.
The reporter, turned amateur sleuth, soon learns that anything is possible on the strange streets of Lumaville — a sleepy Northern California college town in the grips of a startup boom. As hard-drinking Howell grumbles about the waning relevance of his profession, he uncovers a maze of dark truths that connect the boy, his brilliant ex-flame, and a ruthless tech mogul. When Jude disappears, Howell's assignment is clear but can he make his deadline without ending up dead?
An entertaining, postmodern, bizarro, cyberpunk ode to pulp and noir that brims with action and humor. Featured in the feature film Pill Head.
Great characters and a fun read!