In this chilling tale of Internet horror, a friendly freelance computer technician finds himself gradually drawn into a seedier side of the Web. When he stumbles across a photograph of a female coworker on a less-than-reputable Web site, it’s clear she had not volunteered for the modeling position, the anger apparent in both her facial expression and body language. There is only one explanation: her boyfriend forced her to do it.
As the man fights back his anger and annoyance, he contemplates his options. Visitors to the Web site demand more photos. He struggles to tell Jeanette, the reluctant model, what he has seen. Finally, he decides he must set out to rescue Jeanette from what seems to be an increasingly perilous situation.
A masterful short story from an acclaimed author of horror and science fiction, this tale will leave chills running down your spine.
Michael Marshall Smith is a critically acclaimed, award-winning, and internationally best-selling author of novels, short stories, and screenplays. He lives in Santa Cruz, California, with his wife and son.
"Stellar…Smith proves that effective horror fiction depends as much on solid grounding in the ordinary as on the evocation of the extraordinary.… One of the best writers of short horror fiction to emerge in the 1990s." (Publishers Weekly)
"Smith demonstrates his quirky and emotive approach to the art of short fiction.… Intelligent, hard-hitting horror and eerie suspense make this a good selection for horror and short fiction collections." Library Journal)
"Smith’s hauntingly nasty stories are laced with an odd sort of beauty." (Booklist)
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