Trigger Man poses the question: Are world-changing figures merely happenstance or puppets of a greater, entirely mysterious, plan? Jesse Avery finds himself unwittingly sunk in this dilemma after coming into the employ of the diabolical Aldo Sautin. But when he's contracted to kill a young girl he has to dig far back in his memory and brutal history to decide which side of the line he will walk.. More
Trigger Man is the story of a thief on the cusp of the Apocalypse. After a disastrous childhood he falls in with a gang of juvenile delinquents and learns a mysterious curse of visions he's had since birth may have fostered a great talent.
He comes to the notice and subsequent employ of the evil Aldo Sautin, a once small-time hood himself now reaping the benefits of his ruthlessness. Under this man's tutelage Jesse is soon trapped in a much deeper pervading evil than he ever knew existed. Because Sautin wants him to kill a child. A flurry of recurring and disturbing visions convince Jesse that he is a 'trigger man,' one of a great number of people who unknowingly steer the course of human history. Not the famous, but the necessary. Men like Nicodemus who prepared Christ's body for interment, women like Eva Braun who comforted Hitler during the hellish siege by the Russians on Berlin. And all of these, Jesse finds, are destined for an ultimate Moment of Decision, a time when the 'trigger' must be pulled.