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In the traditions of The Crying of Lot 49 and After Hours
A Wild Adventure of Mind and Soul in Southern California

A Novel Like No Other. More Info Soon. Official release date: 31 October, 2016. We're there, folks—the novel is live and for sale. Paperback editions can be ordered on line at or through Barnes & Noble. The E-Book Edition is a Kindle Select exclusive. See buy links below.

YANAPOP is a streamlined doomsday machine and thriller—a Saturnalian Journey Plunging Into the Underground. You'll never be the same again.

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Grab a seat for the most exciting adventure of the year. It's a love story, a thriller, a fantasy - and just simply the most indescribably wild journey you can ever imagine.

Newly in love, head over heels, Martin Brown and Chloë Setreal need each other with total hunger and passion. But Chloë, a production assistant at a media conglomerate (YANAPOP in Los Angeles) is laid up with a broken leg and needs Martin to hold her hand. Martin, in San Diego for the summer (two hours down the coast from LA) hops in his car and heads north.

What should be a simple, two-hour drive on the freeway turns into a nightmarish adventure through dystopia and beyond. The plot is fun, scary, dark, and totally over the top. One thing piles on top of the other unrelentingly, as heroic Martin struggles against cosmic odds to reach the new love of his life.

Readers will recall the eerie, captivating quest of Oedipa Maas in Thomas Pynchon’s classic novel The Crying of Lot 49, or (in films) Martin Scorsese’s dark comedy After Hours. Other contenders in this genre include films like John Carpenter’s They Live, or Linda Fiorentino in The Last Seduction.

In this dark fantasy novel, you’ll take the wildest ride of your life. This is Southern California as we've never seen or imagined it, rich with its beaches, snowy mountains, broiling deserts, shimmering lakes—not to mention surfers, vampire girl scouts, alien taxi drivers, and other unusual persons.

Thriller author John T. Cullen writes as John Argo (author of more than twenty SF and DarkSF novels). Take this ride if you dare. You’ll never look back. You won’t be able to, because you will never be the same again.


John Argo's YANAPOP

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