Some people have the Bible -- Jay Williams has the words of the Poet. Jay has memorized every word the Poet has ever published, follows him from reading to reading, and waits outside his house for hours every night in hopes of glimpsing him. At the Poet’s readings, Jay collects the air and sound from individual poems in glass jars, believing that he can capture the essence of the words and of the man. But a moment of weakness reveals to Jay what he has sacrificed for his obsession: companionship. Loneliness turns to panic when he learns that the Poet is about to move to the other side of the country. Will a desperate trip to Bangkok give a new meaning to Jay’s life, or has he sunk too far into the depths of hero worship to regain his true self?
You don't read crime fiction or you'd never name a character "The Poet" even if he is one.
As far as I can tell you have a crazed stalker carrying around jars of air.
Where does Bangkok come in? Do they sell clues? Maybe Jay can pick me up a few while he's there?
You need to be specific. This doesn't work.