About The Book:
Can fear breed love?
What if a ruthless vigilante transformed one of America’s most affluent, coveted beach-side cities and ended homelessness within its borders in a matter of days? In Dire Means this phenomenon occurs in an unforgettable way.
The ambitious mission isn’t accomplished by any brilliant appeal to public benevolence or by relocating the homeless. An ingenious method uses carefully-targeted fear to cure public apathy toward the most helpless among us. Dire Means weaves a tale of a city under siege, its citizens forced to flaunt the Golden Rule as the only way to survive.
If you have ever contemplated the end of homelessness –despite the seeming futility of such a goal, or if you simply enjoy a story that will take you on an engrossing, original journey, take Dire Means for a drive.
Geoffrey Neil writes noir fiction laced with a social conscience. He graduated from Cal State San Bernardino with a B.A. in Communication and then spent years in an outside-sales-induced haze of professional confusion. Life’s predictable challenges drove him to the keyboard where torrid personal-journal entries, pounded out late at night, led to a therapeutic obsession with writing.
His first writing gig was a weekly column called “Technology Triumphs” for a Los Angeles community newspaper. In 2009 he completed his first novel, Dire Means. His second novel, Human Resources, published on November 1, 2012. He’s now drafting his third novel, Wanton Disregard.
During the day he runs Mollifiers, an IT consulting company in Beverly Hills, California that goes by the slogan, “Technology Anger Management”.