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Adam McCleet has always had second (and third and fourth and fifth) thoughts about accepting gifts from his man-eating, much-married sister, Margot. This time, though, Margot seems to have come through with the goods: a juicy commission to create a Vietnam war memorial for a posh Portland, Oregon suburb. Adam figures he can pocket a bundle, get some needed name recognition, and maybe even heal a few battle scars of his own. Without warning, Adam's past, present and future collide, as a series of violent events ...
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Overview

Adam McCleet has always had second (and third and fourth and fifth) thoughts about accepting gifts from his man-eating, much-married sister, Margot. This time, though, Margot seems to have come through with the goods: a juicy commission to create a Vietnam war memorial for a posh Portland, Oregon suburb. Adam figures he can pocket a bundle, get some needed name recognition, and maybe even heal a few battle scars of his own. Without warning, Adam's past, present and future collide, as a series of violent events sends him back into action - on a search-and-destroy mission to find a cunning killer who's aiming to put Adam McCleet out of business...for good.

Once upon a time, Portland's chic Mount Prairie Institute, an exclusive clinic for assorted crazies, was above approach. Until somebody started playing dangerous mind games with the patients, and the shrinks started dropping like flies. With the life of an old war buddy at stake, ex-Marine, ex-cop, and sculptor Adam McCleet enters Mount Prairie's hallowed halls.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Hanson takes the violence and raw, often adolescent, humor of his first novel, Spare Parts, up a notch in this often cartoonish second adventure of Northwest sculptor and Vietnam vet Adam McCleet. At a psychiatric facility in a Portland suburb, Adam is watching his friend, psychiatrist Reeves Washington, use hypnosis to treat a veteran for post-traumatic stress disorder when the patient turns violent and kills Reeves. Although police dismiss the incident as the unfortunate result of temporary insanity, Adam is convinced that the veteran was drugged and being used as an instrument of premeditated murder. Drugs and death notwithstanding, the focus here is on Hanson's cast of colorful characters, which includes, among others, ``Margo the Malignant,'' Adam's sister, who is drawn in the image of a little boy's version of a big, mean sibling; leftover '60s war protesters who make Adam ``want to punch somebody''; and the ``death squad,'' three Vietnam-vet psychiatric patients who create an exploding device that looks like excrement and is dubbed the ``peace movement.'' More deaths occupy Adam before he unravels the mystery behind them and finishes his latest commission-for a Vietnam war memorial. (June)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786002849
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 6/1/1996
  • Series: Adam McCleet Mystery Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 253
  • Product dimensions: 4.21 (w) x 6.89 (h) x 0.72 (d)

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