A fierce story of cold-blooded murder in paradise by one of America's most ambitious writers. Tom Levy is uncomfortable in his own skin. Haunted by his role in a scam that has left him obscenely rich, he finds it difficult to enjoy his wealth. His wife persuades him into a Jamaican vacation with their two daughters, although he knows he's going to hate it. Desperate for distraction, he constructs an idle fantasy around an aloof woman he meets by the side of the pool. Later, at a reggae party, Tom is scandalised by her husband's behaviour. The next day the husband is dead.
Michael Tolkin is a novelist, screenwriter, director and former journalist whose 1988 novel The Player became a highly praised movie adaptation by Robert Altman. In addition to writing and directing The Rapture and The New Age, Tolkin is the author of a second novel, Among the Dead. Tolkin was also the co-writer for the 2001 movie Changing Lanes, starring Ben Affleck and Samuel L. Jackson.