In his debut novel, THERE'S A SOMEBODY, Stephen Long delivered to this reader a thoroughly enjoyable ride about the choices made or, more notably, not made by his protagonist, Jim Bass. Emotionally paralyzed by a tragic event in his youth, Jim makes a decision in the first few pages that will shock many. How he deals with the aftermath of his choice and the people that befriend him on his journey of self-discovery turn this novel into a "can't put down page-turner". Mr. Long has drawn characters that are richly complex yet, in the end, are, simply, quite human. I recommend this book most highly and can't wait to see what Mr. Long has in store for us next.