Chase is dead. The package he carried blew up to take out the guy he handed it to. Just a courier, a delivery mechanism for a hit. Collateral damage.
That’s how it should’ve gone.
Chase is alive. A stranger got into the package and removed the bomb. She left him a loaded gun and a phone and called him up before he could deliver it to tell him what she’d saved him from.
And to say she was giving him the chance for revenge and the tools to take it, if he wanted.
But Chase is a regular guy with a wife and a young family and a livelihood, and while they’d have been left without him by the bomber, can he risk them again by seeking vengeance? It’s not like there’s any support to be found in the slum where they live, and if he goes, they’ll be dragged down too. And what of the motives of the woman on the phone? He only has her word that there was ever a bomb in the first place. Who is she? And perhaps more importantly, as he seeks the truth through layers of urban myth, who *was* she?
Answers will have to come fast as the forces that would have killed Chase circle ever closer around him and his family, and it won’t be long before all choice is taken from him and the game becomes one of survival, for all he has, and all he’d leave behind.
All You Leave Behind is a novella of around 20,000 words.
“Fast paced, well structured plot and excellently written, ‘All You Leave Behind’ is a great novella which proves difficult to not want to read in one sitting.” – Luca Veste, Guilty Conscience
“This is an impressively sleek novella, written in stripped down prose with not a word out of place. The characters are well drawn, the plotting pacy, and Cregan creates such a pervasive atmosphere that you can almost taste the smell of dead junky.” – Eva Dolan, Loitering With Intent