Peter A. Luber's second novel explores the abyss that looms just a few missteps off every traveler's path. Party Line peers into its darkness over the shoulders of seven uniquely linked, often troubled, and occasionally heroic souls. Despite their variety of personality and routes taken toward despair, the seven share an opportunity to tiptoe clear of a long, dark fall, provided they forget themselves and work together toward real peace. Party Line portrays these penultimate moments by looking out from within each character, through their dreams. Each chapter is a disturbingly familiar leap into the nightly journeys of Lou, Alice, and five other people. The splash of their adventures both transcends their mundane daily lives and provides adventure and symbolic experience that cannot be found anywhere else. Party Line can be read from page one as a narrative (best done in one sitting, which may happen), but also can be opened randomly for a very different reading experience.