Brandon Jones, a handsome, hopeful young actor, stands on the verge of fame and fortune—when a car accident shatters his life, bringing his career to a screeching halt. Isolating himself from anyone connected to his once dazzling future, he cuts off his friends and family, turns to booze for company, and withdraws to a small apartment on Sunset Boulevard. Now the only people he begrudgingly interacts with are two neighbors, a drag queen and a student paying her way through college as an escort.
Brandon’s convinced he has nothing to live for, until a startlingly beautiful young couple moves in across the hall. Spying through the peephole in his door, he grows increasingly obsessed with his new neighbors—and the parade of damaged strangers who visit them at all hours. Then something seemingly impossible happens that convinces him this mysterious couple can help restore all that he lost.
Brandon insinuates himself into their lives, and finds himself on a journey from despair into hope—as an ancient secret from the dawn of time draws him head-to-head with a terrifying foe bent on destroying everything he’s now come to love.
Once again, Steven-Elliot Altman dares to place his readers in the company of an embittered antihero, in the same manner that inspired Paul Goat Allen of the Barnes & Noble Review to call his bestselling novel, Deprivers, “One of those rare novels that will haunt the reader’s subconscious for a long time.” The author has produced a timeless work that tempts our greater demons and provokes our higher angels. Imagine Leaving Las Vegas meets City of Angels and American Gods, and you've glimpsed the haunting power of Severed Wings.