There is no heaven or hell. There is only the next world, a lawless purgatory called “the Presidio.” Populated by the dead, the undead, angels, monsters, and immortals, the Presidio is located a heartbeat away from this world — for those who know how to get there.
Ryder Fell, a kindhearted thief cursed with visions of the future, is contracted to kidnap Polly Lee James, a sweet sixteen-year-old orphan who is not what she seems. Polly is an exile from the Presidio, and her kidnapping will take Ryder on a collision course with the twisted denizens of purgatory.
Set alternately in modern-day California and the gothic underworld of the Presidio, Godspeed is equal parts dark fantasy and sinister noir, a Paradise Lost for a new generation. - Will Christopher Baer