ADX Praxis: A Harry Grim Detective Mystery

ADX Praxis: A Harry Grim Detective Mystery

by Rich Foster


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ADX Praxis is the Bureau of Prisons' maximum-security facility at Red Lake. It serenely overlooks the water from Cramsden Point. Behind its fences, walls, and rumored death strips resides the scum of the penal system. Praxis also holds political prisoners, enemies of the state, men convicted of terrorism, spying, and treason. On "D" block, these traitors live twenty-four, seven, in complete isolation. When they move, cameras and electronic gates control it. Guards watch by monitors. Rarely do they see anyone face to face.
Eddie Ames, who is treading financial water as a security guard, suspects that something is not right. He hints to his wife, Lisa, that better times are coming for her and their kids. But, a car crash takes his life. Sheriff Gaines rules it an accident, however, Lisa Ames has her doubts. With only enough money to buy a day or two she hires Harry Grim, a private eye, who is rumored to prefer fishing to working.
Harry's questions irritate someone, but whom? His house blows up. Paula Lindstrom, his curvaceous girlfriend and part time secretary is kidnapped. Strange visitors roam Red Lake, men who flash badges with an alphabet soup of initials. CIA, DHLS, FBI. Who do you trust? What if everything you were told was a lie
Sensing a target on his back, Harry calls his ex-Army pal, Barton Dirk, who was known as Ice, when he ran with a street gang. Now a mercenary, Dirk is a man whom any killer would most fear in the dark. He writes his own rules. Harry and Barton, become the hunters instead of the hunted as they pursue an illusive enemy.
When forced to choose, should Harry side with justice or with his country's claim of national security? Along with his buddy, Barton Dirk, Harry exposes a conspiracy that goes back to Lee Harvey Oswald and ends with today's War on Terror.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781507615942
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/01/2012
Series: Red Lake Series , #3
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Rich Foster lives in Santa Barbara, California, with his wife, Elaine, and two grade school age sons. He was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. For the past thirty-five years he has resided on the west coast.
In college, he wrote a column for the Wheaton College, Record. The administration did not appreciate his cynicism. Upon graduation he wanted to be a novelist. Unfortunately, lacking life experience, he found little to say.
In preparing to be a writer he traveled to over forty-five countries, circling the globe twice. He spent two years running yachts in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans. In the intervening years he worked in counseling programs, land surveying, yachting, construction, and sales. These diverse experiences aided his literary efforts.
In the late 1990's he shared an original script idea. A film director encouraged him to write the script. Nine hundred pages and countless revisions later, he had a 110-page finished script called Rochambeau.
In the following years, Foster penned, another screenplay and five novels. His first novel, The Death of Alan Chandler was adapted from his second screenplay.

Rich Foster has five novels and one screenplay available at, and on Kindle Select
The Death of Alan Chandler
Cast the First Stone A story of revenge and recovery
ADX Praxis A detective-spy thriller.
Lasting Doubts, A second detective novel featuring Harry Grim.
Morphine Dreams A fictional memoir

Rochambeau - a screenplay
Death of Alan Chandler in script format

Currently he is working on:
Fatal Chances A third Harry Grim novel.

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