Jamaica Plain's Christopher Amenta's debut fiction novel The Cold Hard Light was recently released by Blackstone Publishing. Amenta fielded questions about the new book, his inspiration, the Boston locations the story is set, and more. Q: What is The Cold Hard Light about? Amenta: The Cold Hard Light tells the story of a young father, named H, who becomes obsessed with the man who assaulted his sister. The novel takes place a decade after the crime occurred, when the assailant is released from prison.