A short book big on impact—funny, entertaining. At times chilling. TRIAL BY NIGHT: two novellas exploring the innocence of love; and deception. Ghosts or The Dangerous Fog, about the "dangerous fog of love"—and guys who lead you into it, then drown you. The Seduction of Perry is set in 1990s gay Chicago. A bathhouse assignation with Adam, a youth who so radiates beauty and innocence anyone can be seduced by him. But under his looks lurks a lifetime of abject slavery. Two stories of the horrors of the human heart. They also deal with autism, and other places "on the spectrum," which, of course, include heartbreak.