Jim Nisbet's cult classic Lethal Injection has been a phenomenon in America and in Europe since being originally published in 1987. It is about as noir as one can get. In a bleak Texas prison, Royce - an alcoholic doctor - administers Bobby Mencken's last high' in spite of being convinced that the convicted killer was innocent. When Royce's marriage crumbles, he decides to take off for Dallas in search of the real killer. With sharp humour and a poet's ear for language, Nisbet's world may be desolate, but it is frighteningly real and addictively sinister.'