The Way To Nod
Atticus Goodman isn’t a bored billionaire playboy, he isn’t a jaded cop or a rogue spy, and he certainly isn’t an ex-military man out to right the world. He’s a work-a-day guy who’s just been made yet another victim of economic uncertainty. But, unbeknownst to him, the fates have another position lined up. After a disenchanted priest, toting a little box full of big trouble, mistakes Atticus for his savior, weird comes calling in spades. Saddled by circumstance and driven by curiosity, he treks deep into the surreal with a cantankerous old shopkeeper and a mysterious young woman as his guides. Set on a globe & galaxy hopping quest to thwart the nefarious ambitions of a conniving curiosities dealer, Atticus is starting to find that the universe isn’t as big as he thought it was.Inspired by the works of H.G. Wells, Dashiell Hammett, and a little bit of Herman Melville, this first person adventure is a quick, engrossing read. With a blend of hard boiled, colloquial dialogue and expository narration, the author leads and baits the reader deeper and deeper into a world both familiar and strange.