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The Manuscript

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2005


    Lee Goodwin works for a busy print-on-demand publisher. He works with wannabe authors, convincing them that a check must accompany their manuscript. Disenchanted with his job, the publishing industry as a whole, and with Indiana in general, Lee drinks too often and too much. The only bright spots in his humdrum existence are visits with his Grandmother. When a manuscript from his phone-friend Don crosses his desk, Lee¿s life takes on new value. Don dies and suddenly everyone, especially people who threaten Lee¿s life, wants the missing manuscript. However, it is not in Lee's discard box, it is not on his desk or in his house the manuscript, which claims to answer several of America¿s past mysteries and reveal unbelievable secrets, has disappeared. While pursued by violent men, Lee his uses ingenuity and wit to find the manuscript before the others. When the document surfaces, with its answer into JFK¿s death, the incident at Roswell, and more, Lee is as determined to stay alive and see it in print as government officials are to keep him quiet and the manuscript under wraps. Adventure is a mild word for the narrative that follows With this premise, Brien Jones has penned an edge-of-your-chair, hair-raising escapade while giving readers insight into the darker side of publishing. Readers will often wonder if this adventurous tale touches on the truth, adding charm and oomph to the plot. The author's delightful imagination and droll sense of humor are sure to propel him to the top of the bestseller list. If you are in search of an entertaining, can¿t-put-down, great read, THE MANUSCRIPT, by talented author Brien Jones is the perfect choice. My best friend already has my copy. Beverly J Scott author of RIGHTEOUS REVENGE, RUTH FEVER and JENA'S CHOICE

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