A high school reunion in a South Florida town unburies the past (literally), launching a lottery-winning surfer with a terrible secret on a twisted race through the Sunshine State to save a missing woman, and his soul. Heart and dark humor combine with manic action and plot twists in this unhinged tale of revenge and redemption, where everyone has something to hide and nothing is what it seems.
“Marrying humor with suspense is not easy, but it comes across masterfully … A truly enjoyable read.” — Judge, 23rd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards
“An engaging thriller with plenty of humor, good characterization, and a memorable villain …” — Kirkus Reviews
“A genuinely creepy sadist is the high point of Box’s dark thriller set in Florida in 1995.” — Publishers Weekly
“[T]he characters are brilliantly constructed, each one with their own quirks and flaws that might seem unbelievable handled by a less adept writer. The dark humor is witty and serves to lessen the tension in all the right ways before it heightens again. … Psycho-Tropics
effortlessly captures the wonderful eccentricities of life in South Florida (not to mention in other parts of the state) and offers a dose of oddball humor.” — IndieReader
is like riding Pipeline with a hangover. It’s jaw dropping, heart thumping and addictively exhilarating, but with a hint of disorientation, dizziness and an unsettled stomach. But by the end you’ll be smiling ear to ear and bursting to tell your mates how good it was.” — Andrew Norton, Surfer Dad UK
About Dorian Box
“Dorian Box” is a college professor with seven nonfiction books to his credit, one of which was named an Amazon Editors’ Favorite Book of 2014. Psycho-Tropics, his first novel, won a 2015 Writer’s Digest Award in Genre Fiction. Kirkus calls it “[a]n engaging thriller with plenty of humor, good characterization, and a memorable villain ….” Box is currently finishing his second novel, Emily.
In his regular life (DB is a pen name), Box has received awards for both teaching and research, written thousands, possibly millions, of scholarly footnotes, and been interviewed by National Public Radio, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and many other sources.
As a hobby, Box sings and plays guitar in a rock band that earns tens of dollars playing until 2 a.m. in smoky dive bars.