Suicide should come with a warning label: “DO NOT TRY THIS ALONE.” That's where Eli comes in.
Nobody sets out to become a euthanasia specialist. It’s the sort of profession one might fall into after years of failure in more traditional fields. Or after reading too much Nietzsche. Or after carefully evaluating the global parking situation.
Or after witnessing an ailing loved one endure lasting physical and emotional suffering.
Or, as in Eli’s case, all of the above.
Eli Edelmann never intended on making a living through mercy killing. After reluctantly taking over his family’s party supply store following his father’s death, he is approached by a terminally ill family friend who has had enough. The friend, a retired policeman, has an intricate plan involving something Eli has ready access to – helium. Eli is initially shocked and repulsed by the macabre proposal, but soon begins to soften his stance and, after much deliberation, eventually agrees to lend a hand.
It was supposed to be a one-time thing. How could Eli have known euthanasia was his true calling? And how long can he keep his daring underground "exit" operation going before the police or his volatile new girlfriend get wise?
(cover design provided by Bradley Wind - author of Bulb)