When We Join Jesus in Hell may be the most brilliant piece of short fiction I have read in ages. At slightly less than 60 pages it is too long for a short story and not long enough for a novella. In the old days we might have called that a novelette. Yet Lee Thompson's whopper of a modern tragedy is one of those tales that will keep you up at night and inhabit your brain for a very long time. Thompson's protagonist is barely together from page one but an incident happens that sends him into a vendetta of nightmare proportions that doesn't let up and dares the reader to try and catch their breath occasionally. The work is all at once bleak, intense, and emotional. My highest recommendation. I'm keeping Lee Thompson in my sights for more good reading.