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Alan calls it a panic disorder, but if he can’t get a handle on his condition when his breath catches in his throat and his headache sets in, he breathes fire.

After a lonely childhood and adolescence, Alan accepts a job hunting individuals with similarly strange conditions as a self-preservation tactic; he hopes to keep the spotlight off of himself by working for Top, a man who would kill Alan without a second thought if he knew his secret. But now, as the years pile on, Alan questions his own motives and wonders if he should try to escape the life he has and start anew.

When Alan meets an outspoken young woman named Gail, it’s hard to say whether his life will actually take a turn for the better or whether all the wrong he’s done will circle around and bite him.

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