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St. Martin's Press
On Sale: 03/30/2010
ISBN: 9781429985277256 Pages
In this neighborhood, make a wrong turn…
… and you're history.
Mickey Wade is a recently-unemployed journalist who lucked into a rent-free apartment—his sick grandfather's place. The only problem: it's in a lousy neighborhood—the one where Mickey grew up, in fact. The one he was so desperate to escape.
But now he's back. Dead broke. And just when he thinks he's reached rock bottom, Mickey wakes up in the past. Literally.
At first he thinks it's a dream. All of the stores he remembered from his childhood, the cars, the rumble of the elevated train. But as he digs deeper into the past, searching for answers about the grandfather he hardly knows, Mickey meets the twelve-year-old kid who lives in the apartment below.
The kid who will grow up to someday murder Mickey's father, in Duane Swierczynski's Expiration Date.
Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee, Edgar Allen Poe Award Nominee, Anthony Awards - Winner
Praise for Expiration Date
“Duane Swierczynski continues to carve out his own unique literary presence in a fascinating fusion of mystery, suspense, and sophisticated dark fantasy fiction. Expiration Date is a skillful, fast-paced, rock'em, jolt'em, spook'em, leave-em-laughin' story with believable characters and a pedal to the floor narrative drive. Top of the line entertainment.” —Tom Piccirilli, author of Shadow Season
“Duane Swierczynski is one of the best thriller writers in America, and probably my favorite. I blazed through Expiration Date in one sitting and I loved it.” —James Frey, New York Times bestselling author of Bright Shiny Morning and A Million Little Pieces