A Near-Future Noir Suspense Story

Xavier Lang finishes a five-year sentence in prison, determined to get his life back—his wife, his home, his children—only to find that someone has erased his entire identity. He journeys to Havana, Cuba, to the condo he shared with his wife, vowing revenge on the man he knows is responsible. Homecoming is tough, though, and Xavier discovers that his losses cut even deeper than his name being obliterated from history. (Originally published in The Mammoth Book of Future Cops)