One Too Many
Saturday, September 24th 2016
About John Herndon: John Herndon is a poet, novelist, filmmaker and musician who lives in Austin, Texas. He has published five books of poetry. His first novel, One Too Many, was published in 2016. Frame Switch, a feature-length experimental thriller based on his screenplay, will be in festival release in 2016. He currently teaches literature and writing at Austin Community College.
One Too Many: One Too Many is a crime novel, a love story, and a psychological case study. Alex Hardy (not his real name) made his fortune and retired early by working diligently at that most quintessential of American enterprises—armed robbery. He has succeeded where others fail by relying on iron discipline and absolute self-control. Now he’s dabbling in the arts, playing guitar and enjoying the laid back lifestyle of Austin, Texas. The only problem is he’s bored out of his mind, so he starts working again, just to have something to do. Then he falls for an ambitious filmmaker who will stop at nothing to get her crime movie made, but he can’t seem to say no to a seductive mob lawyer. When things spiral out of control, he learns that to push someone over the edge, sometimes it only takes one too many.