Secret organizations. Vigilantes wiping out "irredeemable persons." Futuristic technology. The fight between good and evil. The mind-bending BAD MONKEYS has all of this plus more. Jane Charlotte is a misunderstood misfit who leaves home as a teenager and walks through life on a broken path. She s a loner who dabbles in drugs and alcohol, but never loses her sense of who she is and what is right and wrong. But when she is arrested for murder in Las Vegas, it turns out her life is more than what it seems as she unravels a fast-paced story of a world of secret societies surrounding our everyday existence. As her story unfolds, the meaning of "bad monkeys" comes to life and common perceptions of right and wrong are taken to task. The plot begins to twist and turn and the real fun begins as the search for the truth behind our mysterious storyteller is constantly flipped up-side-down. Matt Ruff dazzled readers with his last novel -- the psychological drama SET THIS HOUSE IN ORDER. Now the wait for a new thriller of existential questions and out of this world action is over. In BAD MONKEYS Ruff proves once again that his prose can mesmerize you as his stories take you places you d never realized you were going.
Matt Ruff is the author of The Mirage, Bad Monkeys, Set This House in Order, Fool on the Hill, and Sewer, Gas & Electric. He lives in Seattle.