Jack Barillo is losing friends - the hard way. A cunning killer named Lucifer is savaging the beautiful young men from Jack's past, eliminating them with a surgeon's touch, one by one. And each victim brings him one step closer to Jack.
The Tenth Man is a mystery full of twists, secrets and lies - a sexy, scary thriller that plays out across oceans, continents, and lifetimes. Haunted by a string of grisly murders to which he's somehow linked, Jack escapes to Europe with little to his name save the will to survive. With the help of a resourceful gay couple, a determined Chicago homicide detective and her well-connected husband, and a mysterious FBI agent, Jack builds a new life, finding success, wealth, and love - everything but peace.
Then, just as Jack starts to convince himself that he's imagined the decade-long nightmare, Lucifer strikes again. The Tenth Man is the dark tale of one man's need for revenge - and another's need to survive.
"Writing like this doesn't come along often, Vivid locales, well-drawn characters and memorable dialogue help illuminate the mysteries of fate and give us a look at the ingredients of who we are." - John Weagly, author of The Undertow of Small Dreams; "A taut psychological thriller that challenges the conventions of the traditional whodunit. This novel is a fine example of the rare work that deftly blends hope and horror, suspense and substance into an exciting and thought-provoking read." - Andrew Williams, Associate Professor of English, North Carolina Central University"