Joseph Meaker was a shy, dedicated scholar. To his brash wife, Maggie, and her advertising friends, he was a cipher, easily dismissed. But behind his gentle façade he carried the seeds of violence, subtle and understated. Until the day his pet cat was accidentally killed by a neighbor’s car.
Joseph’s desire for revenge became an obsession that could only be satisfied by a ''punishment'' so gruesome it makes the skin crawl.
Vin Parker is a pen name for Marijane Meaker, who has also written books under the names Mary James, Ann Aldrich, and M.E. Kerr. She is credited for creating the lesbian pulp fiction drama, but she also writes mystery, crime, nonfiction, and young adult fiction. She is the author of numerous books, including Dinky Hocker Shoots Smack!, If I Love You, Am I Trapped Forever?, Deliver Us from Evie?, and Slap Your Sides.