On July 12th, 1949 my father’s first wife, Eva, allegedly committed suicide by leaping off the eight floor fire escape-backwards-of the Century Building, located in the heart of the Cultural District of Pittsburgh. Neither my father or anyone else in the family considered it a suicide and we all have had many questions about it. so, after thinking about it for fifty years I’ve created a fictional account of what might have been.
Centered around a late 1995 clandestine bar in the Strip District that shows Steelers games in holographic form upstairs and a Russian-born physic waitress downstairs for further entertainment, Jake Johnson looks to solve a brutal murder of a young, female Pitt student on the city’s bike trail. Jake and his partner, Vincent Falboa, work to solve this calamity and then stumble on Eva’s case by teaming up with the original detective of Eva’s event. Andy Rochester. After bringing closure to both crimes, Jake ends up with a roommate he can neither touch, nor smell, nor kiss. The progress on that relationship is anybody’s guess.
Or until HoloBall II.