Richard just wants a few days off of his demeaning job as jumpsuit model, so he builds a robot out of old movie studio props to fill in for him.
But soon he finds his life spinning out of control as everyone--his boss, his wife, his parents--all think the android is the real thing! Now he has to find a way to outwit his own creation before it takes over his entire life forever.
Step one: get the robot addicted to prescription pharmaceuticals.
With thanks to friend-of-the-Library Ryan Campbell, an excellent independent author. Find him on Twitter at @ThePenDrake and check out his latest book, Forest Gods, the second in the recently-completed Fire Bearers trilogy, set in a mythical pre-historic Africa.
Cover art: https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/h9uk2z/CMA-045.jpg