A young man, fighting the same addiction that killed his father, stumbles across a strange bike that takes him on a terrifying ride into darkness.
"A truly excellent novella. The prose is perfect, the story beautifully balanced, and the atmosphere is so strong it feels like you could cut it with a knife. Haunting, uncanny and profound: the strongest and most compelling new voice that I've read in a very long time."
- MICHAEL MARSHALL SMITH, author of Only Forward and The Straw Men
"This book spoke to me on an emotional and spiritual level. I was moved. Haunted. An arresting story from start to finish...such a powerful piece. I'm adding Zach Ayers to my list of fictional characters who live in my soul forever. His story is achingly beautiful."
- SADIE HARTMANN, Cemetery Dance
"Criterium is a haunting, visceral, gripping story filled with symbolism and allegory. Buckle up for a wild ride that will leave you bruised, shaken, and filled with dread. Tyler Jones is an author to keep an eye on."
- RICHARD THOMAS, author of Disintegration and Breaker (Thriller Award nominee)
"Tyler Jones's first novella is an unflinching and compassionate view into the black hole of addiction and grief. An intriguing and novel premise that drags real life horror into the depths of the supernatural - compulsively readable."
- LAUREL HIGHTOWER, author of Crossroads and Whispers in the Dark