Happily ever after. The hard way. David Fitz and Juno Conjay quit the drugs, each other, but life isn't getting any easier. Stuck in cut-rate witness protection with some strange neighbours, things get really complicated when David's old boss gets out of jail and comes gunning for him, and the secret uncovered in his new place of residence seem to be much worse than what they've been running from.
David Fitz is a small time drug dealer and con artist who funds his habits and that of his girlfriend, Juno, through drug sales and petty crime. Both are eager to get clean and start a new life, far away from the dangers of the city.
They hatch a plan, with an ambitious police officer, to provide evidence against David’s boss. Together they will bring him to justice in return for witness protection. It sounds simple enough, but as soon as they kick their habits Juno gets cold feet. She decides that she no longer wants to rat on David’s boss, or to be a part of David’s life anymore, though she knows that staying together is the only way to stay alive and that the original plan will have to be carried out.
Things get even worse when the cop they are working with leaves them in the middle of nowhere, with no money, no real protection and no long-term plan.
When David’s boss is released on bail after just 24 hours they know he will soon be after them. And when he phones them at their new home, they find that there is yet another twist in their already complicated situation.
In their seemingly nice new neighbourhood, David and Juno befriend Cadence and Brent. The couple seem friendly enough, but why are they so keen to help when they themselves could face untold dangers?
With ever dwindling options, and David’s boss closing in on them, he and Juno are forced into trusting their new neighbours with their lives. Their strange alliance has to be better than the certain death they are facing if David's boss finds them
Then again, it could be much, much worse.
Michael Golvach is a freelance writer, living in Grayslake, Illinois. He is a child of a non-digital age. He is an award winning author of several books, screenplays and many short stories.
Visit him at mikegolvach.net
Having read for review Bloody Gullets and What I Did This Summer by Davey Fitz, (a short story related to the full novel, FiX) I, once
again, have the distinct pleasure of introducing the brilliantly twisted
mind of Michael Golvach to new readers. In the paranormal thriller FiX,
David Fitz, a small time drug dealer, and his girlfriend, Juno, are on
the run from David's boss. What they hoped would be witness protection
turns into a set-up and David's boss, held for only twenty-four hours of
questioning, is free and hot on their tail. From that point onward, the
story turns into a serpentine tale of betrayal, new friendships with
Cadence and Brent (whose personalities and talents are far deeper than
meets the eye), violent paranormal events, murder, blood (lots of
blood), and twists and turns enough to provide even the most jaded
reader with an exciting and dizzying reading experience.
skill in creating an illusory scene that reeks of reality is
unparalleled by anyone I've read in the past, except the indomitable
Edgar A. Poe. His characters come alive as everyday people with talents
and shortcomings, trying their best to survive a hostile environment and
eventuality that grows weirder and more complicated with every turn of
the page. So much goes on, so fast in this story, it's impossible for me
and my meager talents to describe. How Golvach keeps it all together
and pulls every unimaginable facet into a tightly woven, beautifully
executed story is beyond me. But you can trust me on this; you will
never see what's coming, and that makes FiX a must-read story for every
fan of paranormal / horror thrillers, crime mysteries and, believe it or
not, a love story. - Lex Allen for Reader's Favorite International Book