Angus Truax – Mr. Misery to his colleagues – profiles victims of misfortune. His articles touch hearts and inspire charity. Unfortunately for Angus, he loathes his job, his subjects and his life – so much that he decides to end it.
More fool than Hamlet, this unlikely hero jokes his way to the grave, soothing his own despair with rude, audacious honesty.
But even a suicidal hermit can’t shut out life completely. Before he can make his exit, one last unlucky soul comes knocking at his door, pleading for help. Angus finds himself in what he calls the world’s oldest trap.
To his astonishment, he discovers that his story isn’t over yet.
Meet the Author
MICHAEL LASER enjoyed impersonating the outrageous Angus Truax, but will now go back to playing the well-behaved husband and father. His previous novels include Hidden Away, Dark & Light, and Old Buddy Old Pal. He has contributed articles and essays to The New York Times and other newspapers, and also works (invisibly) as a ghostwriter.