Second ingenious thriller with a black edge from the author of Seeing the Wires
Mick lives in Dudley. As if that wasn’t enough of a disadvantage for one man, he’s also a true nerd. He grew up in the seventies hanging around video game arcades and got a degree in computer science from Borth University, Wales. Now he writes code for a living. For fun he watches his best friend, Dermot, trying (and failing) to tip the bar staff in the Slipped Disc.
Mick has a slightly odd phobia. He can’t look at a mirror. His problem has its origins in a psychology experiment he took part in back in college. But recently, he’s been starting to wonder if the experiment might have had a few more sinister side-effects. For example, the way he keeps hallucinating video game characters trying to kill him…
It’s time Mick found out what’s going on inside his own brain. Before whatever’s in there gets out for good.
‘Genuinely gripping, genuinely funny, occasionally disturbing, Execution Plan is all of these and more, as the story sweeps back to the less than swinging 80 and returns to the present via some great set pieces … an unusual and memorable work.’ SFX
Praise for Seeing the Wires:
‘I f***ing loved it. Great writing throughout, wonderfully structured and conceived: utterly magical and genuinely unusual. Brilliant.’ MICHAEL MARSHALL SMITH
About the author
All his life, Patrick Thompson has been inspired by the rolling landscape of tarmac, low-rise concrete slabs and bread queues that is Dudley. He has written for as long as he can remember. Monitor Light is his second published novel, following his debut, Seeing the Wires.