San Francisco, CA, Night Shade Books, 2001. Fine in fine dj. 246pp. Highly praised by Lisa Dumond (SF Site), Locus, Mark Chadbourn & Steve Rasnic Tem. A family who picks up a hitchiker thinks they are doing him a favor, but he becomes threatening, disturbing, and asks for something that he cannot give: a moment of their time. They force him from their car, though none of them believe this is the last they'll see of him. And they're right. Illustrated by John Picacio. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.