Ink

Ink

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by Damien Walters Grintalis
     
 

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A tattoo can be a work of art...or a curse. The devil is in the details.

The fearsome griffin inked on Jason's arm looks real enough to climb off and take flight. Jason thinks his new tattoo is perfect. Until he wakes up one night to find his arm temporarily ink free. Until he finds a brick wall where the tattoo shop should be.

As Jason's world spins out of

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A tattoo can be a work of art...or a curse. The devil is in the details.

The fearsome griffin inked on Jason's arm looks real enough to climb off and take flight. Jason thinks his new tattoo is perfect. Until he wakes up one night to find his arm temporarily ink free. Until he finds a brick wall where the tattoo shop should be.

As Jason's world spins out of control, he comes to realize a truth as sharp as the griffin's talons. The tattoo is alive, it's hungry, and if Jason tries to kill it, he'll die. The artist will remove it for a price, but he's not interested in money or Jason's soul. He wants something far worse...

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Publishers Weekly
Distraught after his domineering wife, Shelley, leaves him for her best friend, Jason Harford meets an unnerving stranger in a bar who offers to ink him a tattoo. Only after a long, bloody ordeal does Jason realize what the reader knew from the beginning: that the griffin tattooed on his arm is terrifyingly alive and getting rid of it could prove utterly hellish. Until then, the hero of Grintalis’s disappointing debut remains, all too conveniently for the plot, passive and oblivious to his problems. The stock characters otherwise populating the novel include, in addition to the shrewish Shelley, Jason’s sexist best friend, Brian; his strong, kind father; and his beautiful, understanding new girlfriend, Mitch. The pace picks up near the end, only for Jason’s long-delayed transformation into alpha male to occur in unintentionally hilarious fashion, undermining any sense of gravitas before the gruesome, lurid climax. Agent: Mark McVeigh, the McVeigh Agency. (Dec.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781619210721
Publisher:
Samhain Publishing
Publication date:
12/04/2012
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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