Bill Conners is suffering from the new American dream. His job has been shipped overseas and he finds himself overqualified for the menial, minimum-wage jobs that are available. Davis Jefferson is part of the one-percent. Rich, successful and the man who put Bill out of job. When both men fall gravely ill, Davis makes Bill an unbelievable proposition: ten million dollars in exchange for Bill's heart. Faced with a terrible choice, Bill must decide what his life is worth and how much he is worth to his family.
Mark Phillips was born in Southfield, Michigan. He fell in love with the written word at an early age, devouring the Hardy Boys mysteries. After graduating to adult books, Mark's influences were: Stephen King, John Steinbeck, Kurt Vonnegut and Elmore Leonard. Mark is the author of Beneath the Mask of Sanity and the sequel Beyond the Mask. He lives in Livonia, Michigan with his wife and their three children.