Jeb Quinlin is an alcoholic, just like his father. His wife and his boss know it, and he knows it, but he hates them for being right. In the opening scene of this dazzling debut, they present Jeb with a choice: enter detox or ruin his marriage and ...
lose his job. His marriage--what the hell--but his job as a homicide detective for the Dallas PD--that's what really matters. So, grabbing his cowboy boots and one last six-pack, he agrees.
No sooner has Jeb settled into his exclusive rehab clinic than there's a murder inside. Then another. The killer's agenda is clear, for each body is tagged with one of AA's famous Twelve Steps. As ill equipped as Jeb is to handle the job, and since his ungrateful boss wants him to, he has no choice--Jeb's perfectly placed to investigate this unusual killer. Before long, staying sober will be the least of his worries.
Packed with suspense, ringing with authenticity, and starring one of the most interesting--and human--police characters to appear in years, Jitter Joint is the spellbinding, much-anticipated fiction debut of an acclaimed nonfiction writer.