The Black Sun Set

Burning Effigy Press
June 17, 2010

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“An aging bruiser, the seductive moll of a crime boss, and a relic of unimaginable  power makes for one lethal cocktail: Thomas' The Black Sun Set is a triple shot of sex, death, and occultism.”
—Laird Barron, author of The Imago Sequence and Occultations

Past and Future. Life and death. The pieces of the Black Sun are rumoured to act as bridges between extremes, erasing boundaries and offering their holders the ability to move freely from one state to the next. Time is fluid, and the dead won’t stay dead.

Buster is a simple man who works as muscle for a small-time syndicate. He’s getting too old to bust limbs and collect debts, and he thinks it might be time to put away his criminal past. One of the few jobs he still enjoys is watching his boss’s house. The work is easy. The threat is minimal, and it allows him to spend time with his boss’s beautiful wife. What Buster doesn’t know is that his boss has been collecting pieces of an ancient amulet, an amulet with tremendous power, and there are people who will do anything to possess it.

Deception, seduction, torture and murder are only the beginning of the atrocities performed in the name of The Black Sun. People have killed for a single piece of it. They have died for one. Now, the pieces are coming together and no act is too brutal, too bloody if it means completing The Black Sun Set.