Christina Westover. Precipice (2010) 212 pp. [tpo]
Publishers description: Sometimes in a split second...kill or be killed. It is when the subconscious meets the conscious. That moment, right before you reach the summit of your dreams. For Virgil Daly, it was all of these things and more. A radio talk show host [on a San Francisco station] and passionate artist, Virgil is not sure if he is living life to its fullest. But what he does know is...someone wants him dead. Virgil learns that avoiding confrontation is not always possible, and happiness comes at a price.
Setting: San Francisco