Jarrod Foster is a graphic artist who is struggling, out of money and will take any job, including demolition of old buildings. One of the jobs he took, he found an old hidden treasure of arcade games. Why were they hidden and boarded in a wall? Written near one called Polybius was Die demon, die. Why was it written there? The author gets that adrenalin going when Jarrod decides to take the game home. Jarrod figures he can sell it and make some money but something happened before he can do that. The fame tries to consume him by making him play the fame and do dangerous things.
The author had quite an imagination to have an old arcade game take over Jarrod's mind and control it. This story is scary, it's just really creepy. Jarrod knows what is happening but doesn't know what to do. How can he fight against something that shouldn't be happening? The author wrote a full novel in a few short pages. It's a fun, exciting, scary and CREEPY!
Nightlife: Hazardous Materials is a short novella and part of the Nightlife series. You can read it as a standalone but reading them in order gives you more insight into the books.
Twenty-seven-year-old Jarrod Foster has hit a dead end. He spends his days disposing of hazardous waste and his nights wondering where it all went wrong. While gutting an abandoned roller rink, Jarrod discovers a bricked up video arcade still stocked with vintage games…which, three decades ago, was the site of the largest mass shooting in New York history.
Jarrod’s boss lets him keep one of the arcade games—an oddity called Polybius that no one seems to have ever heard of. Jarrod hopes to sell it and start a new life, but one grim night, he drops a quarter into the game…and the game drops Jarrod right into a nightmare.
As his life spirals into darkness, and his actions begin to mirror those of the long-dead spree killer, only one question remains…is Jarrod playing a game, or is the game playing him?