fiX – Michael Golvach

Happily ever after. The hard way.

David Fitz is a small time drug dealer and con artist who funds his habits and that of his girlfriend, Juno, through drug sales and petty crime. Both are eager to get clean and start a new life, far away from the dangers of the city.
They hatch a plan, with an ambitious police officer, to provide evidence against David’s boss. Together they will bring him to justice in return for witness protection. It sounds simple enough, but as soon as they kick their habits Juno gets cold feet. She decides that she no longer wants to rat on David’s boss, or to be a part of David’s life anymore, though she knows that staying together is the only way to stay alive and that the original plan will have to be carried out.

Things get even worse when the cop they are working with leaves them in the middle of nowhere, with no money, no real protection and no long-term plan.

When David’s boss is released on bail after just 24 hours, they know he will soon be after them. And when he phones them at their new home, they find that there is yet another twist in their already complicated situation.

In their seemingly nice new neighbourhood, David and Juno befriend Cadence and Brent. The couple seem friendly enough, but why are they so keen to help when they themselves could face untold dangers?

With ever dwindling options, and David’s boss closing in on them, he and Juno are forced into trusting their new neighbours with their lives. Their strange alliance has to be better than the certain death they face if David’s boss finds them.

Then again, it could be much, much worse.