Fred Van Lente s brilliant debut is both an homage to the Golden Age of Mystery and a thoroughly contemporary show-business satire. As the story opens, nine comedians of various acclaim are summoned to the island retreat of legendary Hollywood funnyman Dustin Walker. The group includes a former late-night TV host, a washed-up improv instructor, a ridiculously wealthy blue collar comic, and a past-her-prime Vegas icon. All nine arrive via boat to find that every building on the island is completely deserted. Marooned without mobile phone service or wifi signals, they soon find themselves being murdered one by one. But who is doing the killing, and why?
Fred Van Lente is the #1 New York Times best-selling writer of the comics Odd Is on Our Side, Archer and Armstrong, and Action Philosophers! He also co-wrote the graphic novel Cowboys and Aliens, which was made into a film starring Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig.