Looming above Zach Ramsey's hometown are the smoke stacks of the truck assembly plant, the greasy lifeblood of this Detroit suburb. Surrounded by drunks, broken marriages, and factory rats living in fear of the pink slip, Zach is getting the hell out of Blaine after graduation. But first, he's going to enjoy the summer before his senior year. Rolling in cash from bootlegging booze, getting smashed with his best friend Tank, and falling in love for the first time, Zach's having a blast until he uncovers dark secrets that shake his faith in everyone - including Tank, whose 'roid rages betray a shocking habit. With enough evidence to nail the town's steroid kingpin, Zach is faced with the toughest decision of his life - one that will prove just what kind of adult he's destined to be.
Ryan Potter's (Royal Oak, Michigan) short fiction has appeared in several literary journals. Exit Strategy is his debut novel. To learn more about Ryan Potter, visit www.exitstrategy17.com.