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Ian Covey is a doppelganger. A mimic. A shapeshifter. He can replace anyone he wants by becoming a perfect copy; taking the victim’s face, his home, his family. His life. No longer a man, but a hungry void, Ian Covey is a monster.
David Tirado is a massive, hideous colony organism, a gestalt entity. The sum of Covey’s discarded parts. A roiling, chaotic patchwork of vast and varied personalities, memories, and physical forms that used to be a man − many men − David Tirado is a monster.
Sophie Tirado’s identity has been eroded by the tides of a long relationship, and now the man she gave herself up for has been stolen away and replaced by a mimic. Caught between the Doppelganger and the Gestalt Entity, she will try to save her husband, but there might be nothing left of him.
Virtue has a veil, vice a mask, and evil a thousand faces.
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From James Roy Daley, publisher at Books of the Dead: "Everyman is fantastic. I know it's my job to tell people that the books we're releasing are great, but man... Justin's book is really something special. I find myself talking about it with my friends, and thinking about it during the day, and wishing someone with lots of talent and money would turn it into a movie, because it would make the best film. It's one part Invasion of the Body Snatchers, one part The Blob, with a sprinkle of The Fly and The Thing tossed into the mix. I cannot say enough good things about this title. I am a fan."
Kate Sherrod says, "I mostly know of Justin Robinson as a cleverly goofy writer of fun stuff like his Mr. Blank books and City of Devils -- imaginative, occasionally silly romps that take an entertaining premise and run buck-wild with it. I only vaguely knew that he wrote more traditional genre fiction, too, with a bent towards horror. What I didn't know was that when he does so, if Everyman is anything to go by, he achieves even more impressive results."
Blu Gilliand at FEARnet says, "Justin Robinson is an exciting new name in the horror genre, and Everyman is one of the best books I’ve read this year. Do yourself a favor and give it a shot."
"Justin Robinson has done it again. By taking one of the most flesh-crawling fiends one can imagine and turning him into a protagonist, we're given a unique spin on body horror that fans of classic Cronenberg would kill to dig their painfully mutating claws into." -- Scott Closter, creator of SPi and Space Doubles
"Horror novelist Justin Robinson doesn't simply slip into the genre with his new novel Everyman, he creates a disturbing, yet satisfying impact that will ripple shock waves for some time. Riddled with subplots, treachery, and betrayals, Robinson's novel rings with an air of suspense, surprises, and unexpected twists. Wonderfully spooky and spellbinding, the pieces of the intricate puzzle come together with a zing that is sure to startle readers." -- J.T. Seate, award-winning author of Secret Desires
"Justin Robinson has captured an dying art and made a truly nail biting, freeze locking book for all horror readers to enjoy." -- Kristal McKerrington, author of Calling You Home
"Trust me, we're not related, nor am I saying this because he's my namesake. The universe has been awfully generous to this other Robinson, a deservedly rising talent in cross-genre horror and humor, though he can do either one individually, no sweat. Everyman exemplifies this, and delivers something sorely lacking these days: fresh ideas in a fresh voice that thrusts you immediately into the very yolk of it all. It's a cop-out to say he's an elegant Stephen King, because even though he is, Justin Robinson is also much more than that." -- Mike Robinson, author of Prince of Earth
“Robinson gives 'Identity Theft' a horrible new meaning as he weaves a dark modern fable of loss, consequences, and the ultimate question of who we are.” -- Clinton Wolf, writer of Zombie Ranch
"When I first picked up Everyman, I was reminded of the morality play with the same name. While there are underlying themes that are similar, Justin Robinson’s story stands on its own. Using a rich, vivid writing style, Robinson has created a tale of horror, mystery, and intrigue that will keep you reading, and guessing, until the final page. With characters torn by indecision and uncertainty, Everyman will leave you enthralled." -- Weston Kincade, author of A Life of Death
"With Everyman, Robinson strips us of our identity and leaves us asking not only who we are, but who is the person lying next to us at night. This confusion breeds a specific kind of terror, which Robinson nurtures throughout his novel, reminding us that the end of all we love is only the slip of the mask away." -- Tonia Brown, author of Badass Zombie Road Trip
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