Last year, Anston had his wife committed to the asylum. Last night, she escaped. This turn of events could put a damper on his love life.
Anston Michaels has spent the last year living a life without drama. He builds computer programs in his spare time, spends once a month ocean fishing with his two friends, and goes on the occasional date to keep things from getting too lonely. He’s pretty sure he couldn’t be happier. So, when he returns home from his fishing trip for a night of unwind, he’s surprised to find Rebecca, his latest would-be girlfriend, sitting on the porch, intruding on his evening, collecting on a date he’s forgotten about. What’s worse, while he prepares to leave with her, he discovers that someone even more intrusive has been calling while he was away, someone he can’t ignore. Even though acknowledging the caller’s request for a meeting means losing the date, and likely the beautiful Rebecca with it, he has to accept it. It’s a matter concerning his ex-wife: She has just escaped the mental hospital he’d committed her to a year ago, and now the caller believes she may be looking for payback.
What follows is a journey into the mind of a woman who seeks mutilation or marriage, reconciliation or revenge, or something far more sinister than anything Anston could imagine, and he must rescue her from her madness and stop her from ruining both of their lives before it’s too late. But is it actually madness that drives her? And is it really she who needs the rescuing? And does Anston truly know his ex-wife as well as he thinks he does?
The Computer Nerd is the suspenseful but quirky tale of a former married couple who constantly walks out of step with each other, even when their love still lingers beneath the surface, even when their livelihoods are at stake. Their journey is sometimes frightening and sometimes ridiculous, but no relationship is perfect, and they must rediscover their range for understanding and acceptance as they work together to deal with a personal crisis that combines kidnap, conspiracy, and, worst of all, forced love into a tidy little demented weekend getaway package that neither is sure they’ll survive thanks to the sociopathic third party who’s tagged along for the ride.
Complete safety in virtual isolation? Or likely destruction in a real romance? In the program of life, we must consider all the variables.