Jake used to be someone once, before the incident that sent him to prison. Now he’s back; his existence split between a mysterious spiritual quest within the dreamlands, and the tedium of pumping gas for minimum wage ... until the Smilers showed up.
No-one knows where they came from or why they’re cruising the city after dark, snatching vagrants and addicts off the street, but soon they’re connected to a hallucinogenic designer drug only available in Denver, which intensifies Jake’s latent clairvoyant abilities.
This is not your typical dark urban fantasy. This tale stretches the genre well past noir towards a nihilistic hellscape beyond the border of insanity. C. R. Jahn is a bold new voice exploring uncharted territory with this nightmarish depiction of supernatural terror.
Cover art by Halie Koehler