Bass player Reid Taylor is floundering and trying to find his place in life when he gets the opportunity to join a new band being put together by his friend Barry, a flaky, brilliant lead guitarist. But Reid sees that drummer Clay Hicks is filled with terrible personal demons, a threat to himself and the band. Nobody wants to hear from Reid about it, because the music is sounding so good. Reid falls in love with Kristy, the beautiful girl who loves him even when he’s broke, and begins to fear for her safety. As the band becomes more well-known, Clay’s behavior becomes still more dangerous. Reid alone faces up to the frightening truth: Clay’s demons are going to get somebody killed. It’s up to Reid to protect Kristy’s life and the lives of his friends—and while doing so maybe, just maybe, become who he was meant to be.

Author Vik Rubenfeld describes a hyperreal world. You will almost hear the music the band is playing. Vik created the beloved and groundbreaking hit TV series Early Edition starring Kyle Chandler, seen in 73 countries around the world. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife.

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