Random Contingencies

Jim Wygant


Jim’s latest work, Random Contingencies, published in 2018, is a short novel about two prisoners, two attorneys, three women, and a murder victim, whose lives are shaped by a series of random events. It is sardonic in tone, occasionally comic, always meaningful.

The novel No Away, published in 2012, is a dystopian story set in the near future, when Adam Spence finds that trying to make money as a killer unleashes the fury of government “national security” guardians. While he is pursued, society disintegrates into disease and chaos.

Jim’s true-crime memoir was released in 2011. Confessions of a Lie Detector: years of theft, sex, and murder recalls Jim’s experiences working with criminal suspects for several decades.

Jim’s earlier novels are The Spy’s Demise, a 1990s spy thriller with action that races from Moscow to New York, and Jessica’s Tune, a crime story centered on a kidnapping by a drug cartel in San Francisco.

A book of short stories, White Buffalo, and a book of poems, Gossamer Afternoons, complete the catalog of Jim’s writing.

All of these books remain available from Amazon as Kindle ebooks. The paper versions are now out of print except for used copies.

No Away Confessions Spy's Demise Short Stories Jessica's Tune

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