January 2, 2021

Your best friend betrays you. Condemns you for who you are. Batters you for being worse than the shit on the sole of someone's shoe.

Then, you lose the man closest to you.

Your soulmate. Your husband.

Now, an opportunity for revenge against Andre.

You have a gun. A lot of motivation.

And Andre’s in town.

There are so many reasons you have to kill him.

Do you have the guts to pull it off?

In this 115,000-word novel, Jonathan Wren, a gay man from the small town of Juniper, discovers how easily a friend can betray you and how tenuous life and love really are. Jonathan’s journey takes him from his hometown of Juniper to Charleston, then to Savannah, and finally to Orlando, as he singlehandedly seeks to avenge a personal injustice. All the while, he struggles to cope with the death of his husband, Ryan Armstrong.

The closer he gets to the pivotal act of terror that only he can execute, two questions taunt him.

What do I really believe in?

Can a man, once so deeply in love, commit the ultimate act of hate?

In Jonathan’s view, his relationship with Ryan is the only thing that ever mattered.

A man with crumbling faith, Jonathan searches for meaning in Ryan’s death.

He tries to shake his grief. And though years have passed since his husband's death, Jonathan finds building a new relationship difficult.

Taunted by a troubled history that harks back to childhood, he despairs that Andre has risen as a star in a fundamentalist television empire. When Andre is scheduled to appear in Orlando, Jonathan concocts a scheme to make the ultimate political—and personal—statement.

Last updated January 2, 2021

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