What would happen if you unlocked the door to your fantasies? Would it be all you hoped for? Or would they bring your world crashing down?
Paul Allen was an all-around good guy. He was retired, living the good life—a beautiful new bride, a nice house near the beach on a golf course and just about everything a man could ask for. He was also a recovering alcoholic who had rebuilt his life from a very dark place.
Then one rainy night, his life came crashing down when his dear wife, Susan, on the way home from a yoga class down in Myrtle Beach, was hit broadside by a carload of drunken teenagers, leaving her paralyzed from the waist down. Life for both changed forever.
It all started so innocently…or so Paul thought. He browsed the internet sites out of curiosity and boredom. Then one lonely night he stumbled upon a dating site that promised beautiful, Russian women, and Paul became obsessed with a stunning blond temptress. He didn’t mean for things to become real. He was never going to go through with anything. He loved his dear Susan, but she had shut down after the accident and that had been two years ago. And he was…curious.
Then with a blink of an eye, Paul Allen was reeled headlong into a dark world of seduction, extortion, and murder, with no visible way out.
That is when I come into the picture. My name is Nick Thomas. I am a mystery writer whose noble intentions and errant judgement often lead me into precarious situations that take resource and imagination to survive. I am told I have this white-knight complex and see myself on a mighty steed, valiantly galloping to the rescue of those in trouble. I am a Viet Nam vet, recovering alcoholic, and self-proclaimed philosopher who lives and works in an old cottage on Provincetown Bay. I still wear blue jeans, my graying hair a bit long and drive a temperamental old MG and vintage Harley when she decides to run. I wake every morning acknowledging to God that I am a lucky man. I have a great woman by my side, good friends there when I need them and I’m doing what I love to do.
Sounds easy, right???