As the Crow Dies

As the Crow Dies

by Ken Casper

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Overview

Vietnam took his legs. A murderer took his father. Somehow, Jason Crow has to take a stand.

Jason Crow comes home to Texas on clumsy, prosthetic legs, struggling with his lost dreams and the pitying curiosity of friends and strangers. But there's no time for him to brood, because his father has just been shot to death.



Unable to convince the police that his father was murdered, Jason begins his own investigation. In the process he uncovers family secrets that shake him to his core and make him question everyone and everything around him, including the love of Michiko, the beautiful Eurasian-American nurse he met in Japan.



While fighting his own insecurity as a double amputee, Jason must challenge forces capable of destroying him and those he loves to pursue the person who robbed him of his greatest hero: His dad.



This debut book in Ken Casper's Jason Crow West Texas Mystery Series treats readers to a powerful new voice in mystery fiction.





Ken Casper is the author of more than 25 novels, short stories and articles. Born and raised in New York City, Ken is now a transplanted Texan. He and Mary, his wife of thirty-five-plus years, own a horse farm in San Angelo. Along with their two dogs, six cats, and eight horses -at last count!- they board and breed horses, and Mary teaches English riding. She's a therapeutic riding instructor for the handicapped, as well. Visit Ken at kencasper.com.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611940084
Publisher: BelleBooks
Publication date: 05/10/2011
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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As the Crow Dies 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
rhonda1111 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
As the Crow Dies by Ken Casper 5 STARSAs the Crow Dies is a murder mystery and it kept me guessing till the end. Jason Crow was 6'6' talls and all around athlete that was drafted into war instead of Dallas Cowboys. In Vietnam he lost both legs, above the knees.Jason was told he would never walk, but his dad said if he wanted it bad enough he could do it.He was finally able to come home after he got his new legs. His best friend Zach was driving him, but when he got their there were police cars. They told him that his dad committed suicide.Jason believed his father was murdered and was determined to find out who did it.Thier were a lot of good suspects who looked good for one reason or another. a lot of drama of others beeing taken out to.I really liked Jason and hope to see him in more books in the future. Jason was going through tough times but he did not give up on himself or on others. Yes he wanted his legs back and the future he was supposed to have. But he was making new plans.I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review by Netgalley.02/01/2012 PUB Bell Bridge Books
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
As the Crow Dies by Ken Casper 5 STARS As the Crow Dies is a murder mystery and it kept me guessing till the end. Jason Crow was 6'6' talls and all around athlete that was drafted into war instead of Dallas Cowboys. In Vietnam he lost both legs, above the knees. Jason was told he would never walk, but his dad said if he wanted it bad enough he could do it. He was finally able to come home after he got his new legs. His best friend Zach was driving him, but when he got their there were police cars. They told him that his dad committed suicide. Jason believed his father was murdered and was determined to find out who did it. Thier were a lot of good suspects who looked good for one reason or another. a lot of drama of others beeing taken out to. I really liked Jason and hope to see him in more books in the future. Jason was going through tough times but he did not give up on himself or on others. Yes he wanted his legs back and the future he was supposed to have. But he was making new plans. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review by Netgalley. 02/01/2012 PUB Bell Bridge Books
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harstan More than 1 year ago
He lost both legs in Vietnam and realized during his first visit home to Coyote Springs, Texas over the 1968 Memorial Day weekend, he would never be treated the same. His neighbors greet him with pity, guilt and avoidance except for his dad and his friend Zach Merchant. The doctors at the Air Force Medical Center in San Antonio decide Jason's stumps are too short to use prosthesis. His dad Theodore insists he can walk though starting as quarterback for the Cowboys is no longer a reality. After completing therapy at "Willy", he clumsily walks on his newly fitted prostheses. Theodore's partner George Elspeth tells Jason his dad is dead. Police Detective Clyde Burker, who Jason played football with in high school, states his father committed suicide. Though kick butting is no longer an activity Jason can do, he knows his dad did not kill himself as Theodore was his biggest cheerleader and would not desert him at this time. Jason's religious mom and his sister Debbie struggle with the police ruling. Jason tells his twin Leon who ran from the draft; his brother rejects suicide based on a chat with their dad last week. As Jason looks into why his dad killed himself, a second death occurs. Jason is a great character as his struggles to make it as a double amputee in a world built for the norm so it is filled with obstacles for him. The amateur sleuthing is clever as Jason does not suddenly become a superhero but instead a walking with a hitch hero adjusting while investigating. He and the support cast who pity and avoid him or truly marvel at his walking make for a powerful timely historical thriller. Harriet Klausner
rspears More than 1 year ago
it looks like a good book i would sugest downloading it from amazon cause it is free. will read it tomorrow hope it is good