Deadly Serious

The only way out is for Dan to put everything on the line even though he knows disclosure of the hermit’s code could cost him his life.
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Book Description:

It’s 1980 Los Angeles and Dan Goodis, a struggling stand-up comic witnesses a brutal assassination of a brilliant hermit physicist who inadvertently gives him a secret code. Dan does not want to be involved, but he discovers he is being hunted down by members of a secret cabal who wish to silence him and prevent him from revealing the truth.

Obsessed with the puzzle, he realizes he must solve the riddle of the hermit’s death. He enlists the help of family and friends and a new lover, Lauren. But soon he finds that by involving his allies, he is exposing all of them to imminent danger.

He learns he is in too deep, and there is no turning back. The only way out is for Dan to put everything on the line even though he knows disclosure of the hermit’s code could cost him his life.

“After a captivating first chapter, the intriguing twists and turns in this thriller keep readers spellbound as the storyline moves forward at a fast pace. – A must read thriller.”
– 
IP Book Reviewers

“A Kafkaesque ’80s odyssey. Ambitiously plotted.”
– Kirkus Discoveries

'Deadly Serious' was definitely a dark black comedy thriller. The storyline was well written and it pulled me in from the beginning. The way this book played out was full of dark humor, deceit, complicated relationships, thrills and suspense. The characters were a vast array of personalities. Jon seemed to go full circle as his story unfolded. There were so many emotions and scenarios that would have made most people curl up and start rocking back and forth. Jon was a confused soul for a long time, yet he finally understood what he wanted and needed. Lauren was a little iffy to me. She was so one sided, that more times than not, I despised her. Once everything came out in the open it made sense. Definitely a great add to your tbr list.

-- Denise G.

A.J. Thibault (Author)

After graduating from UCLA film school I wrote several novels and over 21 screenplays. I was a big fan of William Goldman, Robert Towne, Robert Ludlum and other screen writer/novelists. I recently started reading the short stories of Ernest Hemingway and I am impressed with his simplicity and characterizations. I kept the screenplays and novels in the attic for many years where I hoped, like a fine wine, they would age gracefully. Maybe they did. Because in recent years they have started to win various awards at screenplay and film festivals and it’s fun just to meet with readers and get feedback. Hope you enjoy the books. If you find typos, let me know.

The only way out is for Dan to put everything on the line even though he knows disclosure of the hermit’s code could cost him his life.

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