Jonathan Ames is a struggling writer. Living in Brooklyn, he can't complete his second novel, especially after his girlfriend leaves him.

A contributor to a magazine, Jonathan drinks a lot, loves Internet backgammon, white wine, pot and detective books. The latter interest sparks a fantasy within him:

Ames begins to live a double life, moonlighting as a private investigator in order to fulfill his dream of being a hero

Jonathan Ames Quotes

Woman: You're the private cop?
Jonathan: Yes. Or detective. Or investigator. They all work.

I've always been intrigued by Stockholm Syndrome. Make me think of my childhood.