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Blue Screen, by Jim van de Erve

Overwhelmed by being laid off, Doug Hawkins goes from a successful career in high tech to being homeless. At the same time, his friend and boss Daniel Martin—who laid him off—tries to atone to Doug for what both of them see as an act of betrayal. But instead of saving his friend, Daniel risks all their trust and questions all that he values and depends upon.

Helpless against the past, and playing Russian roulette with the future, the two friends fall prey to the dangers of the streets. They are forced to grapple with their alienation from society and are caught in the traps of their childhoods. They face, and are tempted by, the ultimate danger. Will their friendship be the raft that saves them from themselves?

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