Join author Edward Belfar to celebrate the release of his new novel, A Very Innocent Man. There will be a reading, followed by a book signing. Free and open to the public.
About the Book
Life’s going great for Dr. Robert Rosen. He has a New York City medical practice, his dreams of TV fame as “Dr. Sober-Up” are coming true, and he’s making big bucks selling oxycodone prescriptions for cash. What could go wrong?
Plenty, it turns out. Partnering in an illicit side-business with Russian mobsters and mercurial opioid addicts has its hazards. Inevitably the house of cards that Dr. Rosen has built collapses when one of his patients rats him out to the FBI and he is arrested. Out on bail, he can’t work, he is hemorrhaging money, and the prospect of spending a long stint in prison looms. He’s got to do something, but the more he tries to get ahead of his troubles the worse they get.
Finally he hits on a plan: reinvent himself as a life coach and motivational speaker. Once again, his fortunes appear to be on the rise. However, he finds, to his dismay, that he cannot escape his criminal past; the Russians have not finished with him yet.
In the spirit of John Kennedy Toole and Chuck Palahniuk, A Very Innocent Man is a darkly comic novel that, as with all good satire, may not be so absurd after all.