When you get an email with the subject line: You & Your Talented Client, the Sadist, it's not a surprise that the pursed-lip, squinty-eyed, Church Lady acolyte spam filter says "not so fast, bucko."
I've learned to comb through the contents every once in a while, and boy am I glad I did, cause here's one of the most interesting posts about Jeff Somers and The Digital Plague that I've seen in a while.
Dawn Metcalf is a writer herself so it's interesting to see what she has to say about first person POV and sympathetic/redeemable characters.
I particularly liked what she said here: "I can empathize with Avery Cates (even though I’d never want to meet an Avery Cates!) but it’s not because I can sympathize with him; it’s because in the pages of Somers’ book, I am Avery Cates."