Turning over a new leaf can be hard sometimes. For high school senior Neil Karp it means putting his burnout lifestyle behind him, salvaging his grades before college, and perhaps even plucking up the courage to talk to his crush. That's the easy part. When he and his friends run afoul of the local drug dealers, they become trapped in a rapidly escalating feud which promises only violence and terror.
And if things were not bad enough, something from Neil's past has returned, a creature as bizarre and otherworldly as it is deadly. Neil had hoped he had severed this dark relationship permanently, but with the violence and intimidation rising between him and the town's criminal element, this 'friend' could be his only hope at survival. But when the dust has settled, will he survive the friendship?
"James offers a fun, psychedelic thriller that's steeped in classic rock and teen melodrama and styled after Stephen King's Christine and Carrie. A wonderfully odd thriller that should delight anyone who has ever been bullied." -- Kirkus Reviews