Author: Lee Matthew Goldberg

Publisher: Fahrenheit Press

Pages: TBA

Genre: Crime/Suspense

Any wish fulfilled for the right price. That’s the promise
the Desire Card gives to its elite clients. But if the Card doesn’t feel
like they’ve been justly compensated, the “price” will be more menacing
than the clients could ever imagine.

Harrison Stockton learns this lesson all too well. Harrison has lived
an adult life of privilege and excess: a high-powered job on Wall
Street along with a fondness for alcohol and pills, and a family he
adores, yet has no time for. All of this comes crashing to a halt when
he loses his executive job and discovers he has liver cirrhosis with
mere months left to live.

After finding himself far down on the donor list, Harrison takes
matters into his own hands. This decision sparks a gritty and gripping
quest that takes him to the slums of Mumbai in search of a black market
organ and forces him under the Desire Card’s thumb. When his moral
descent threatens his wife and children, Harrison must decide whether to
save himself at any cost, or do what’s right and put a stop to the

THE DESIRE CARD is a taut international thriller that explores what a
man will do to survive when money isn’t always enough to get everything
he desires. It’s the first book in a series followed by PREY NO MORE
that focuses on other people indebted to this sinister organization,
where the actual price is the cost of one’s soul.


“Careful what you wish for, especially from a nefarious shadow
organization, in this gripping start to Lee Matthew Goldberg’s
fast-paced, highly compelling, buzz worthy new series. If you love
characters morally compromised, richly drawn, and constantly surprising,
you’ll love THE DESIRE CARD. I burned through the first book and can’t
wait to get my hands on PREY NO MORE to see where this endlessly
exciting story takes me next! Loved it!” – Daniel Palmer, critically
acclaimed suspense author


~ Character Guest Post ~

I’m Harrison Stockton. I’ve just learned that I have liver cirrhosis and that it’s hard to move up on the donor list. So, outlook not so good. For the past twenty years, I’ve moved up the ladder and Sanford & Co. in Mergers & Acquisitions. I made a lot of money and had the ability to get whatever I wanted, but now I have been fired too. My wife Helene nor my children know about my condition. I’m am even hesitant to tell them about being laid off. They can clearly tell my health has declined but do not know the severity. I have been given a beacon of hope. The Desire Card. A company that promises Any wish fulfilled for the right price, included in my severance package when I was let go. Would they have the ability to move me up on a donor list? Or if that is an inpossibility, are there more unsavory methods that could get me the new liver I need? The Card says to call. The line is ringing. What should I say? What would you say if you were desperate?

Lee Matthew Goldberg is the author of SLOW DOWN and THE MENTOR (St.
Martin’s Press), which was acquired by Macmillan Entertainment with the
film in development. He has been published in multiple languages and
nominated for the 2018 Prix du Polar. The first two books in a thriller
series, THE DESIRE CARD and PREY NO MORE, are forthcoming from
Fahrenheit Press in winter 2019. His pilots and screenplays have been
finalists in Script Pipeline, Stage 32, We Screenplay, the New York
Screenplay, Screencraft, and the Hollywood Screenplay contests. After
graduating with an MFA from the New School, his writing has also
appeared in the anthology DIRTY BOULEVARD, The Millions, The Montreal
Review, The Adirondack Review, Essays & Fictions, The New Plains
Review, and others. He is the co-curator of The Guerrilla Lit Reading
Series (guerrillalit.wordpress.com). He lives in New York City. Follow
him at leematthewgoldberg.com and @LeeMatthewG.