In this chilling tale of Internet horror, a friendly freelance computer technician finds himself gradually drawn into a seedier side of the Web. When he stumbles across a photograph of a female coworker on a less-than-reputable Web site, it’s clear she had not volunteered for the modeling position, the anger apparent in both her facial expression and body language. There is only one explanation: her boyfriend forced her to do it.
As the man fights back his anger and annoyance, he contemplates his options. Visitors to the Web site demand more photos. He struggles to tell Jeanette, the reluctant model, what he has seen. Finally, he decides he must set out to rescue Jeanette from what seems to be an increasingly perilous situation.
A masterful short story from an acclaimed author of horror and science fiction, this tale will leave chills running down your spine.
Michael Marshall Smith is a critically acclaimed, award-winning, and internationally best-selling author of novels, short stories, and screenplays. He lives in Santa Cruz, California, with his wife and son.