Povey s first novel features a nameless narrator who falls in with a group of serial killers who have adopted the names of celebrities: Richard Burton, Raquel Welch, Chuck Norris, Errol Flynn. They call themselves "skillers," too, a portmanteau word that does not exactly roll off the tongue. Anyway, our hero joins the group, calling himself Douglas Fairbanks Jr. It s the best time he s ever had, the only time he s ever truly felt a part of anything, until an FBI agent comes out of the shadows and gives Dougie an ultimatum: you kill the killers, or we put you away for a very long time. It s a clever idea for a novel, and the author executes it fairly well, although we never really feel the bond with Dougie that s necessary to get to the emotional payoff.