Raleigh Redman loved Nicci Charbon until she left him heartbroken. Then he hit the lotto for twenty-four million dollars, quit his minimum-wage job, and set his sights on one goal: reading the entire collection of lectures in the Popular Educator Library. As Raleigh is trudging through the eighth volume, he notices something in his apartment that at first seems ordinary but quickly reveals itself to be from a world very different from our own. This entity shows Raleigh joy beyond the comforts of twenty-four million dollars . . . and merges our world with those that live beyond.
Hogarth “Trent” Tryman is a forty-two-year-old man working a dead-end data-entry job. Though he lives alone and has no real friends besides his mother, he’s grown quite content in his quiet life, burning away time with television, the Internet, and video games. That all changes the night he receives a bizarre instant message. At first he thinks it’s a joke, but in just a matter of days Hogarth Tryman goes from a data-entry clerk to the head of a corporation. His fate is now in very powerful hands as he realizes he has become a pawn in a much larger game with unimaginable stakes.
About Walter Mosley
Walter Mosley is the author of more than forty books, most notably eleven previous Easy Rawlins mysteries, the first of which, Devil in a Blue Dress, was made into an acclaimed film starring Denzel Washington. Always Outnumbered was an HBO film starring Laurence Fishburne, adapted from his first Socrates Fortlow novel. A native of Los Angeles and a graduate of Goddard College, he holds an MFA from CCNY and lives in Brooklyn, New York. He is the winner of numerous awards, including an O. Henry Award, a Grammy and PEN America's Lifetime Achievement Award.
About J.D. Jackson
J.D. Jackson is an educator, actor, and audiobook narrator. Currently an Adjunct Professor at Los Angeles Southwest College, he has an MFA in Theater from Temple University and several television and movie credits including House M.D., ER, Law & Order, Third Watch, and Hack. He has also received several Audiofile Earphone Awards for his work.
About Bernard K. Addison
Bernard K. Addison's theater credits include The Ballad of Emmett Till, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Electra, Mother Courage, Macbeth, and Romeo and Juliet. His television credits include Castle, Ugly Betty, Las Vegas, Weeds, 24, and Law and Order.