What can I say about my second novel? I wrote the entire book over the course of two months in the summer/fall of 2013, and it started as an homage to books/movies/TV shows about bank robbers who are on the run. While I liked the idea of discussing events that led to the heist itself, I wanted my novel to show more so the motivations behind why the characters are involved in the first place.
It all begins at the end of the robbery itself. The thieves are heading away from the scene with bags full of cash and they think they’ve gotten away clean, but there’s a dead body left behind at the bank that they haven’t accounted for. It throws a wrench into their plans, but even more than that, the identity of the dead man raises red flags from the city of Utica throughout the entire northeast.
The novel is written in third-person and it is split into chapters that follow one character or another. I wrote it that way because it is the first time I have a true ensemble cast who all matter enough to warrant extensive coverage. I like the flow of the novel this way. It fleshes out those motivations and also shows flashbacks that make connections and reveal bits and pieces of what really happened along the way.
For the first time as well, The Absolute Contingency is available from both Amazon and Barnes & Noble for the same low price of $5.99, so you can upload it to read on the Kindle, on the Nook, and on the apps for both formats. It is also available from Amazon’s site in paperback form for $11.50. Here are the links:
The Absolute Contingency from Amazon (eBook format)
The Absolute Contingency from Amazon (paperback format)
The Absolute Contingency from Barnes & Noble (eBook format)
I just want to also thank every single reader of my blog for helping to inspire me always. It is a wonderful feeling to know that you’re out here reading my words, and I hope you enjoy my novel.