Ex-cop Phineas Poe, protagonist of "Kiss Me, Judas, " returns to Denver seeking peace and quiet. But when he is asked by his old ally, Detective Moon, to search for a missing officer who may or may not exist, Phineas becomes entangled in a series of events so bizarre that neither luck nor logic can guide him.
Penny Dreadful is a claustrophobic tale of existential noir. Phineas Poe -- protagonist and antihero of Kiss Me, Judas -- returns to Denver to find that reality has been rewritten and the laws of reason redrawn. Phineas is an ex-cop looking for sanctuary, for peace and quiet. But when he is asked by his old ally Detective Moon to search for a missing officer named Jimmy Sky, a man who may or may not exist. Phineas becomes entangled in a series of events so bizarre that neither luck nor logic can guide him.He becomes an unwitting player in a live role-playing game that has no rules or boundaries: the game of tongues. A game of sexual warfare, performance torture, and clairvoyant visions, played out by disaffected college students, computer hackers, and street people in abandoned warehouses, sewers, and rooftops. Everyone he meets has multiple personalities and Phineas himself soon loses track of his own various identities. If he can hang on to his sanity long enough to find Jimmy Sky, Phineas may just learn to enjoy the game.Penny Dreadful is a novel of dark humor, paranoia, and suspense. Crossing the lines between traditional noir, fantasy, and edgy realism. Will Christopher Baer is a sharp new voice that is not to be missed.
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