SOME SPECIES OF cockroaches eat human eyelashes. In particular, they prefer to target babies, because their eyelashes contain important minerals and their tear ducts provide an ample supply of moisture.As a professional pest exterminator, Clint Stern knows this and a million other facts about the insect world. After taking a job in a rundown apartment building, Clint encounters tenants more depraved and destructive than the pests he's been hired to eliminate. He and the tenement share a forgotten past, and he realizes there is a darker reason he's been called to this place. If, Clint can't decipher the reason he's been lured here, chances are he'll never check out.
Aaron T. Milstead is a novelist and short story writer as well as an English professor at Stephen F. Austin University. He also owns Southeastern Pest Control and is a licensed exterminator. He lives deep within the Piney Woods of East Texas with his wife and three children.