By Robert Jackson Bennett

ISBN-13: 978-0-316-21451-3

Some locations are too solid to be true.
Under a red moon, there's a ideal little city no longer came upon on any map.
In that city, there are quiet streets covered with lovely homes, homes that disguise the strangest things.
After a pair years of tough touring, ex-cop Mona vibrant inherits her long-dead mother's domestic in Wink, New Mexico. And the nearer Mona will get to her mother's earlier, the extra she is familiar with that the folk of Wink are very, very assorted ...
From considered one of our so much gifted and unique new literary voices comes the subsequent nice American supernatural novel: a piece that explores the darkish dimensions of the hometowns and the pals we proposal we knew.

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But Tendeka is still holding her wrist as she twists away, and her sleeve slides up, exposing the green fluorescent. ' Tendeka snaps. Now that he's spotted it, he won't let go. ' He yanks up her sleeve to expose her wrist, and one thing is clear – this is no rinkadink glowshow. None of the signature goosebumps of an LED implant blinking through the ink of a conventional light tattoo. Cos this isn't sub-dermal. This is her skin. The double swirl of the Ghost logo in mint and silver shines luminously from cells designer-spliced by the nanotech she's signed up for.

Just great. Thanks for asking. Got a regular DJ gig now, Thursday nights at Replica. Met a cute girl. Several, actually. Nothing serious, no grandkidlets on the way or anything, sorry to say. Swivel's cool, bit disarrayed, but it just hasn't been the same since you stopped paying for my cleaning service. All ordinary, you know. Oh, and you'll be happy to know my ratings are up. Who said I have no ambition? Well, apart from you, obviously, but in light of this, I really think you're going to have to reconsider.

Chill, sweet K. ' And to prove it, I lean forward and pull into her. Initially, she kisses me back. But then she flinches away from me, total panic stations. ' 'No, I have a boyfriend. I, uh, I can't. Okay? I'm flattered and…' 'It's okay. I was trying my luck. Look, I've backed off. We'll just reset the timer to zero. ' 'It's fine. Thanks for the chat. ' She's talking too fast, already up, slinging her bag over her shoulder. 'Yeah, yeah. Okay. ' I'm grinning at her fluster, which only makes her more so.

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