A New York Times Bestselling Author
1946. Fresh from the war in Europe, hack writer Jacob Heppleman discovers a changed world back home. The pulp magazines he used to write for are dying, replaced by paperback novels. The novels sell like hotcakes - or so Jacob is assured by the head of Blue Devil Books, a pioneer in paperback publishing. As "Jack Holly," Jacob finds success as the author of bestselling crime novels. Meanwhile, the entire industry also comes under fire from censorious politicians out to tame the paperback jungle in the name of public morality. Targeted by both Congress and the Mob, Jay may end up the victim of his own success - unless he can write his way to a happier ending.