Night lasts for days on planet Jannix, and in a city full of murderers, thugs, gangsters and con artists, no man can ever be sure he’ll see another dawn. So when private investigator Jack Tarelli is called to the home of an enigmatic billionaire just hours after an unspeakable murder, he knows a long, long night has only just begun.
Led on a chase into the shadowy underbelly of a city that never wakes, the hard-nosed and uncompromising Jack will stop at nothing to track down a deadly killer whose motives are shrouded in corruption, betrayal and deceit. But as connections to Jack’s own dark and mysterious past arise, it becomes clear that this is more than a search for answers; it’s a race against time.
Fools rush in where devils fear to tread.
Targeted Age Group:: 13 years and up
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I’ve always loved the hard-boiled mystery genre, especially the film noir of the 1940s and 50s. I wanted to write a science fiction story with the same sort of feel to it. The Night Also Rises takes place in a galaxy where biological evidence and genetic material are so easily fabricated that the science of criminal investigation has become unreliable. Most scientific evidence is no longer admissible in a court of law. As a result, detective work has taken a backwards leap, relying on logic, motive and deductive reasoning. The Night Also Rises takes the hardboiled detective of the 1940s and drops him into science fiction setting.
Who are your favorite authors?
J.R.R. Tolkien, H.P. Lovecraft, Ernest Hemingway.