Any wish fulfilled for the right price. That’s the promise the organization behind The Desire Card gives to its elite clients – but sometimes the price may be more menacing than anyone could ever imagine.
Harrison Stockton has lived an adult life of privilege and excess: a high-powered job on Wall Street fuels his fondness for alcohol and pills at the expense of a family he has no time for. Quite suddenly all of this comes crashing to a halt when he loses his job and at the same time discovers he almost certainly has only months left to live.
Desperate, and with seemingly nowhere else left to turn, Harrison activates his Desire Card. What follows is a gritty and gripping quest that takes him from New York City to the slums of Mumbai and forces him to take chances, and make decisions, he never thought he’d ever have to face. When his moral descent threatens his wife and children, Harrison must decide whether to save himself at any cost, or do what’s right and break his bargain with the mysterious group behind The Desire Card.
The Desire Card is a taut fast-paced thriller, from internationally acclaimed author Lee Matthew Goldberg, that explores what a man will do to survive when money isn’t always enough to get everything he desires.
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This was my first Lee Matthew Goldberg read and what a read it was!
The Desire Card is a clever and enthralling story and one at times that I wasn’t sure which direction it was heading.
Harrison is a character that I slowly warmed to, by the end of the book I was totally routing for him and wanted to see his life turn around and mainly for him to be happy and healthy.
Harrison is a man who has always put his career first, at the detriment of his family life and relationships. He lives a very privileged life and his family wants for nothing in the material sense.
Harrison is sacked from his job and his life slowly unfolds. To soften the blow of the loss of his job and fantastic income, his ex boss gives him a desire card. A small device that can connect you to an anonymous firm that can grant your every wish…..at a price!
Harrison discovers that he has liver cirrhosis, left untreated he doesn’t have long to live. There’s a lesson for Harrison to learn, not everything can be bought.
As the story evolves it becomes clear that the set up behind the desire card isn’t as perfect as it first seems and who is the main man behind the mask?
The Desire Card is an amazing read, I can’t wait for the next instalment.
5* review from me.
All About Lee
Lee Matthew Goldberg is the author of the novels SLOW DOWN, THE MENTOR, and THE DESIRE CARD. He has been published in multiple languages and nominated for the 2018 Prix du Polar. The second book in the Desire Card series, PREY NO MORE, is forthcoming from Fahrenheit Press in 2019. His pilots and screenplays have been finalists in Script Pipeline, Stage 32, We Screenplay, the New York Screenplay, Screencraft, and the Hollywood Screenplay contests. After graduating with an MFA from the New School, his writing has also appeared in the anthology DIRTY BOULEVARD, The Millions, Cagibi, The Montreal Review, The Adirondack Review, The New Plains Review, Underwood Press and others. He is the co-curator of The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series (guerrillalit.wordpress.com). He lives in New York City.