The Magpie's Secret

The Magpie's Secret

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by G. J. Lau
     
 

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Looking for a great read on a crisp autumn afternoon or on a long winter's night snuggled up in front of a cozy fire? This could be it. The Magpie's Secret is a thriller with a heart, the perfect combination for whiling away a few hours.

They say it is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all. You think so? Ask Frank Martinelli, and he

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Looking for a great read on a crisp autumn afternoon or on a long winter's night snuggled up in front of a cozy fire? This could be it. The Magpie's Secret is a thriller with a heart, the perfect combination for whiling away a few hours.

They say it is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all. You think so? Ask Frank Martinelli, and he might tell you different. It all began with the disappearance of his daughter Jennifer 20 years ago. She was on her way back to college and never made it. A year later a young girl named Rachel left Frank with an awful secret right before she died. The losses kept piling up. Soon his marriage was added to the toll.

After that he just quit trying to make sense of things. He put in his time and retired, a hollowed out man living a half-empty glass of a life, a story with an ending he didn't care about one way or another . . . Or so he thought until what started out as just another day in the life became a matter of life and death. His.

When an old Army buddy suddenly resurfaces to warn Frank that someone wants him dead, Frank starts asking why. The search for answers leads him back to Rachel's secret, a secret that someone apparently wants buried with Frank. In his quest to uncover the truth Frank finds a reason to start living again. The problem is, if Frank can't get to the bottom of things soon he may not have much time left to live.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011183034
Publisher:
G. J. Lau
Publication date:
01/08/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
402 KB

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Meet the Author

G. J. Lau was born in a small town near Boston. He was raised on a steady diet of family, politics, and the Red Sox. After graduating from Georgetown University, he spent two years in the Army, including a year in Vietnam in the 1st Infantry Division. He worked in as a radio operator and had the opportunity to serve in many varied locations including a battalion night defensive position, a special forces camp, and an indeterminate piece of real estate populated by scorpions and Montagnards. He then worked for the Federal government in Washington, D.C. until retirement. Since then he has done a stint in retail and now works in elections. He has volunteered as a literacy tutor, a hotline listener and as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children in need of assistance. He currently resides in a small city just far enough from Washington DC to be somewhere else. Visit the author’s blog at: http://www.windroot.blogspot.com/

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Magpie's Secret 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Susan_Sherlock More than 1 year ago
Hard to categorize, but a good read. The story of deceased Rachael and Jennifer weaves in and out of all the characters lives.