The people of Brooklyn are getting ready to party. Millionaire baseball star Jake Thomas is coming home to announce his engagement to his high school sweetheart, Christina. He may have spent the last few years playing the field - in every sense - but Jake knows it's time to settle down. And a big news story might help mask the sex scandal lurking in his past...Ryan Rossetti isn't in the mood to celebrate. He grew up with Jake and they played together in the minor leagues until injury forced Ryan to quit. Now he paints houses for a living and watches Jake getting richer and living the dream. But Ryan has something that Jake needs: Christina. Recently Ryan has been her shoulder to cry on, and one thing has led to another. There's no way Ryan is about to let Jake walk off with the prize again...Christina Mercado longs to escape her Brooklyn tenement and dull job. Ryan treats her better than Jake ever has, but life with Jake would mean that she and her family would never have to worry about money again. Christina will have to make a choice, and there's a hefty price tag attached...As the 'Welcome Home Jake' banners go up on East Eighty-First Street and the crowds begin to gather, it's clearly going to be one hell of a party.
- Paperback | 304 pages
- 153 x 234 x 20mm | 450g
- 06 Apr 2006
- Orion Publishing Co
- Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
'A scorching thriller... Jason Starr has an excellent ear for dialogue which brings his characters vividly to life.' -- Susanna Yager SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 'Like George Pelecanos at his best Jason Starr manages to get inside the heads of his characters... and with Lights Out punches more than his weight.' -- Mark Timlin INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY 'Starr has that rare ability to take a trivial story and make it thrilling, leaving the reader never suspecting what is round the corner... highly recommended!' -- Harry Doherty THE BOOK PLACE 'With LIGHTS OUT Jason Starr has raised the level of his game by yet another, seemingly impossible, notch and created a chrome-shiny-cynical, cautionary tale of hard-head city dwellers, whacked out crack-heads and sports jocks. He is the closest thing you'll ever get to Tarantino in text. Good doesn't begin to describe just how damn good he is.' -- Paul Blezard ONEWORD RADIO 'A tight, thrilling novel that won't let go or disappoint.' OTTAKAR'S 'We Recommend"
About Jason Starr
Jason Starr was born and raised in Brooklyn. His novels have been published in seven languages and he lives with his wife and daughter in Manhattan.