Banerjhee Rolf, a bright, level-headed Indian-American scientist, is content to spend his days with his wife, tending his garden and studying his beloved astronomy. When Rolf's relationship with his seedy, drug-dealing neighbour, Toby Pride, and Pride's stoner girlfriend takes a weird turn, Rolf's placid world is shattered and he becomes a fugitive from justice.
"So many of the wonderful surprises are packed within both characters, revealed one onion-skin layer at a time, and by the time Nisbet stomps his foot on the accelerator, you realize you're trapped in a world where there's roiling chaos in the heavens, death lurking at the microscopic level, and of course, a serious amount of bad luck on earth - all in 144 blistering pages. If noir is about a lone man making his way through a hostile universe, then Nisbet's masterful Dark Companion takes us to the outer reaches." -Booklist
Praise for Jim Nisbet's Previous Works:
?Truly, hellishly gritty?--"Los Angeles Times"
?Jim Nisbet?whose pen is mightier than a million swords?does it again.? --Michael Connelly
?In the tradition of Jim Thompson and Damon Runyon, Nisbet is too good to miss.? --"San Francisco Chronicle"