Fueled by madness.
Ignited by love.
FIRE EYES blends the tightly wound tension of THE KILLER INSIDE ME with the unrelenting suspense of SHUTTER ISLAND.
"A dynamite Read"
—Andreas Schroeder, author of The Eleventh Commandment
Billy Deerborn talks to the voices in his head and the dogs that roam his psyche. When he was a baby, he was found by the side of a road in a brown paper bag. Yesterday he blew up a power station.
Fire Eyes is the story in between those two events—the making of modern madness. From that roadside ditch, we follow Billy from foster homes to institutions to the army, along the way witnessing his fractured liaisons with the opposite sex and his attempts to find solidity through friendship.
It is a story of mental illness, of the armed forces as the unwitting inheritors of those who fall through the cracks — and of the power of love to both destroy and save. It is a story of alienation, urban terrorism, and survival.
Fire Eyes is a W.H. Smith First Novel Award finalist.
If you're like me then you love reading novels by Michael Connelly, Jeffery Deaver, Stephen King, Gillian Flynn, Lee Child, Patricia Highsmith, Stieg Larsson, Dennis Lehane and Jo Nesbo. Among many others.
And if you like those writers, then I invite you to have a look at my stand-alone psychological thrillers. Be warned: these books step into the dark side. You can buy them all on Amazon, or pick up a free / discounted novel at my website, dfbailey.com.
Writing psychological thrillers isn't always easy, but it's always a rush. When you read my novels I hope you'll share the buzz, the excitement and the adrenaline high with me.
Like all writers, I love readers who enjoy my books, especially those who are kind enough to leave a review. Perhaps you will, too.
D. F. (Don) Bailey