Jake Wolfram is the biggest, slickest, sickest pop star of our time.
Drug-dealing voyeuristic punk, Jake, is yanked from poverty and into the white-hot spotlight after witnessing a crime committed by his neighbor, Damien Tungsten, front man for the boy band, In Dreams.
Jake lives life on the run, hiding in the limelight, and resenting every single minute of it. He’s relentlessly pursued by his former friend, psychopathic visual artist, Patrick Salinger, who coerces Jake into helping him turn a grisly murder into a masterpiece.
Seizing control of the power he craves, Jake disposes of Damien, confronts Patrick, and lives a bad-boy rock-and-roll lifestyle as he hijacks Damien’s super-stardom.
But Damien’s not quite ready to let it go.
In her debut novel, Michaels uses biting wit and seething satire to bring the reader behind the scenes, to an explosive world where pop music grinds up against the cutting edge of art and drugs are the fuel that ingnites it.
“Reading S.S. Michaels is like getting punched in the face until you vomit. In a good way.” — K. Jonez
“Idol & Cons exposes the high price of fame. S. S. Michaels goes for the jugular and leaves a trail of blood in her wake. ” – Amy Grech, Author of Blanket of White and The Art of Deception