Tuesday, December 10, 2013

But What is it About?

This is a question I'm often asked, and it isn't one that comes with an easy answer. My stock answer has become "Well, it's about a guy who dies and finds out the afterlife isn't really what he expected it to be". That's very true but not very descriptive when all is said and done. The book also defies genre. It is most obviously fiction, but it pulls from Paranormal, Sci-Fi, Horror, Action, Pulp, Fantasy and Philosophy. I've always had a soft spot for the many theologies and mythologies of history, and many of that shows up within the story as well. That doesn't make a good "back of the book cover" though. So I have created this blurb meant to answer "What is it about?". Hope you find it intriguing:

You know, I thought when I died…. I really thought at the time that was the end of my goodbyes. Either the Good book was right and I was headed to a place of endless happiness, or it was complete rubbish and I would just cease to be. Either way I was prepared. But this… After all this time I am still not prepared for this.

Thomas Salazar didn’t know what to expect when he died, but it certainly wasn’t Jack Macintyre. Yet here he was, dead, with Jack standing there offering him a job.

In a world where reality can respond to your every thought, a job that offers endless surprises can be enticing. Leaving life behind, however, isn’t easy and the job holds its own risks.

To complicate matters, the more souls he meets, the more Thomas realizes that everybody, including Jack, has an agenda they’re not fully disclosing. Even Thomas’s childhood pet seems to have secrets.

How is it that death is so much more complicated than life?

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