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Salem MackneeTim Junkin plunges us directly into the action with a classic "All is revealed; flee at once" that sends a Washington lawyer on the run, one step ahead of his pursuers. Jack Stanton goes to ground in a little-used vacation home on the Chesapeake Bay and tries to lie low. As he waits for the inevitable discovery of his hideout, he looks back over his career to try and isolate where he crossed the line from slightly bending the rules as a public defender to outright breaking them in private practice. His plan, when his hideout is discovered, is to just start swimming out to "that rift between the water and the sky." But when he does, instead of exhaustion and oblivion, he finds redemption. Junkin writes about nature with the loving eye of an outdoorsman. His characters are like real people; all broken, in ways small and large, and simply trying to find ways for their broken parts to fit into the world. The end is suspenseful enough to keep that bedside light burning.
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