Diogenes Ruiz has written a page-turner at which even big pharma might gasp. Well drawn characters never lose their lines. Perfect timing delivers delightful, frightful, and hilarious bombshells and quips. (shades of Carl Hiaasen) Anchored in the childhood of its two main characters, a good boy and a bad one, they lose track of one another in adulthood. The sadistic bully is a dangerous criminal. The good boy attempts to have a good life and normal marriage. The finale offers heart pounding suspense co-mingled with profound thought. Thank heaven “Persistent Evil” is not far off!