A dark supernatural thriller based loosely on Dante’s ‘Inferno’, we follow survivors of the 9/11 attacks, to the seeming purgatory of Las Vegas.
George Bailey is a charming but feckless opportunist who preys on the better nature of his long-term partner, Beatrice Hatcher.
He fraudulently orchestrates the trip of a lifetime to the west coast in the hope of re-kindling their relationship. However, he must resolve to travel alone as his confessions concerning his dalliance with Jaffe Losoko - an attractive young Ethiopian exile – at last exhaust Beatrice’s patience
As Beatrice leaves for her office on the 95th floor of the North Tower, World Trade Centre, George prepares to board Flight 93 from Newark to San Francisco.
It is September 11th, 2001.
George awakens to inexplicably find himself landing at Las Vegas airport. With all flights grounded, he is unable to leave the purgatory of Sin City; seemingly forced to address his life’s’ transgressions.
Discovering that Jaffe is now working in the Las Vegas sex industry, - in the company of an assortment of angels and demons, truth tellers and liars - George resolves to find her.
Set against the backdrop of a country’s shattered soul; the novel explores themes of prejudice; organised crime and corruption; sudden death and spiritual limbo; harsh judgement and terrible retribution; conditional love and redeeming grace.