Format: Hardcover, 177 pages
Publisher: PS Publishing, December, 2002
*THIS EDITION IS LIMITED TO 300 NUMBERED HARDCOVER COPIES SIGNED BY CLIFF BURNS AND TIM LEBBON*
**ONLY ONE COPY IN STOCK AND IT IS #198 OF 300**SOLD OUT AT THE PUBLISHERS!**
In two provocative novellas, Living With The Foleys and Kept, the Canadian author casts an unsparing eye on evil in a variety of guises, presenting us with two diverse narratives that are certain to shock unwary readers and delight long-time fans of the macabre.
Living With The Foleys details a few weeks in the life of a homeless person. But Phil Poile is not your ordinary down-and-outer, as events quickly demonstrate. He has taken up residence in a suburban family's garage (unbeknownst to them) and his special 'gifts' enable him to act as the family's unofficial guardian... an avenger as well.
Kept, the concluding novella, is nothing less than a high-octane thrill-ride, a knowing homage to the work of David Cronenberg and David Lynch and a no-holds-barred assault on our conception of good guys and bad guys, justice, morality and retribution.
Righteous Blood is unrelenting in its intensity, a stark reminder that Cliff Burns specializes at creating moments of genuine frisson and suspense. As Factsheet Five has noted: "Burns writes like Hitchcock directs, producing gooseflesh without monsters. And that is the scariest kind of writing there is."