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Featured in Zombie Pirate Publishing's 2021 neo noir crime double feature will be William Thatch's first novella, Fugace Espoir.

Enigmatic Parisian gangster Monsieur Cloutier casts a shadow over the City of Lights, flooding the streets with drugs, guns, prostitution, and murder. Celeste and Irvine are sleep deprived, overwhelmed, and have decided to put off their wedding indefinitely. As prosecuting attorney, it’s Celeste’s job to bring Cloutier to justice. Meanwhile Irvine tries to deal with the aftermath of a city gone mad. While trying to unravel consipracies, survive assassination attempts, and navigate the court case of the century, Celeste and Irvine's professional and personal lives are torn asunder as they lead the fight for the soul of Paris.