When he gets a call that his mother has suffered a stroke, college student, Alan Parker, has no car to get him from the University of Maine campus to Lewiston where she has been hospitalized. He is able to hitch a ride with a stranger who offers him a no-win choice.
Stephen made publishing history with the release of his short story, "Riding the Bullet", as an e-book rather than print publication. This was the debut of his first mass-market electronic work available for download. Over 400,000 copies were sold within the first 24 hours.