Richard Thomas, author of Disintegration, on tour May/June 2015

Posted By on February 24, 2015

DisintegrationAbout Disintegration: A Windy City Dark Mystery

Published by : Alibi (May 26, 2015)
Pages: 223 | ISBN: 978-1-101-88262-7

In a brilliantly stylish breakthrough thriller for fans of Bret Easton Ellis’s American Psycho and Will Christopher Baer’s Kiss Me, Judas, here is the compelling tale of a man who has lost it all—and is now navigating a crooked, harrowing path to redemption.

Once a suburban husband and father, now the man has lost all sense of time. He retains only a few keepsakes of his former life: a handmade dining room table, an armoire and dresser from the bedroom, and a tape of the last message his wife ever left on their answering machine. These are memories of a man who no longer exists. Booze and an affair with a beautiful woman provide little relief, with the only meaning left in his life comes from his assignments. An envelope slipped under the door of his apartment with the name and address of an unpunished evildoer. The unspoken directive to kill. And every time he does, he marks the occasion with a memento: a tattoo. He has a lot of tattoos.

But into this unchanging existence seep unsettling questions. How much of what he feels and sees can he trust? How much is a lie designed to control him? He will risk his own life—and the lives of everyone around him—to find out.

“Sweet hot hell, Richard Thomas writes like a man possessed, a man on fire, a guy with a gun to his head. And you’ll read Disintegration like there’s a gun to yours, too. A twisted masterpiece.”—Chuck Wendig, author of Blackbirds and Double Dead

Disintegration is gritty neo-noir; a psycho-sexual descent into an unhinged psyche and an underworld Chicago that could very well stand in for one of the rings of Dante’s Hell. Richard Thomas’ depraved-doomed-philosopher hitman is your guide. I suggest you do as he says and follow him, if you know what’s good for you.”—Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and The Little Sleep

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About Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in more than a hundred publications. Nominated for five Pushcart Prizes, he is the author of the novel Transubstantiate and two short-story collections, Herniated Roots and Staring into the Abyss. Thomas lives with his family in the Chicago area.

Richard Thomas’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS

Tuesday, May 26th: SJ2B House of Books

Wednesday, May 27th: Crime Fiction Lover

Thursday, May 28th: It’s a Mad Mad World

Friday, May 29th: Mallory Heart Reviews

Wednesday, June 3rd: Bell, Book & Candle

Thursday, June 4th: The Qwillery

Friday, June 5th: Kari J. Wolfe – Author, Editor, Entrepreneur – Q&A

Monday, June 8th: Priscilla and her Books

Thursday, June 11th: FictionZeal

Monday, June 15th: Patricia’s Wisdom

Wednesday, June 17th: My Bookish Ways

Monday, June 22nd: W.A.R.G. – The Writer’s, Artist’s & Reader’s Guild

Friday, June 26th: From the TBR Pile

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