The Forever Endeavor by Chuck Wendig centers on a red box with a black button. Already the viewpoint is contrarian (Don’t hit the red button). Dale is in possession of the box and has decided to throw it in the ocean but before he can do that he is shot (dead?). Given that Dale is the main protagonist; this looks like the shortest novella ever. Of course, that is not the case. But the segment ends. In the following segment, Detective Walter Bard finds Dale’s bodies. There are approximately twenty of them and forensic examination confirms they are all Dale. How can I put down a book with a start like this?