More than 15 years separate the writer’s two periods of literary representation, yet Jake’s Take is the author’s first published novel. A longstanding writer of business plans, press releases and other public documents, here the writer riffs with the hard-boiled wisdom and wit of classic Noir.
Told in a compelling, driving voice, this wise-cracking first-person narrative is fraught with friction. This is literary Noir, ever edgy yet free of any gratuitously high body counts or self-satisfied mugging to the audience. For that matter, Jake’s got too good of a memory to be satisfied with himself. Even as premonitions of love and money seem to be panning out, the stakes keep getting raised and the proverbial lid keeps slamming shut unexpectedly on his fingers.
Having built a backlog of unpublished fiction (mainly satire and/or witty), along with having some new ideas, the author expects to publish additional $.99 works of fiction in 2012.