That Tender Light

That Tender Light

by D. James Then


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ISBN-13: 9781609107345
Publisher: Inc
Publication date: 03/31/2011
Pages: 412
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.92(d)

About the Author

D. James Then is a resident of Northern Kentucky, a native of Western New York, a former owner and publisher of an award winning Sunday newspaper, a 30-year marketing executive, and a graduate of St. Bonaventure University's Journalism School where he received the 1974 Mark Hellinger Award. Mr. Then holds a master's degree in management, is a former broadcaster, and a U.S. Air Force veteran. THAT TENDER LIGHT is D. James Then's first novel. His writing focuses on the nuances that bring people together or pull them apart

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En route to St. Omer, IN
2:01p.m., Thursday, August 12, 2010

EXITING THE GREATER Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, Investigative Reporter Lockwood McGuire turned west onto I-275, crossed the Ohio River, and merged onto I-74 on his way to Indiana via southwest Ohio. After a nine-month investigation, Lock's gut said he was hours away from solving the baffling and mysterious 25-year absence of reclusive novelist Jack Taylor. He believed Margaret Lee, the ninety-eight-year-old woman he would meet on Friday afternoon, knew what happened to Taylor, and Lock hoped the document he discovered would convince the old girl to tell her story.

Taylor, an American hero and author of eight best-selling novels in the 1970s and 80s, vanished in 1986 at the height of his popularity. No one had seen or heard from him since.
As Lock drove westward this day, the afternoon temperature was in the mid-eighties. However, the humidity was low, an August rarity in the Midwest. Lock considered the air conditioning but decided instead on the rush of clean air flowing in through open windows. It was a refreshing change of pace in his polluted and always-hectic world. He passed a semi and set the cruise control at seventy-five.

St. Omer, Indiana, and his destination�a rural bed and breakfast�was still about an hour away. His colleague on the story, Bridgette Hannah, was already on-site awaiting Lock's arrival and handling local fact-finding. They were to have flown out of LaGuardia together the night before; however, a last-minute phone call kept McGuire writing feverishly at his desk in the newsroom.

Lock smiled. Things were finally coming together.

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LucasPer More than 1 year ago
I can honestly say this is one of the best books I've read in the past five years. The storyline is unique, it is a story within a story. The characters are believable. There are scenes/setting every bit as good as Hemingway and as good or better than many of today's more popular authors. The love story is heartwarming, the mission to North Vietnam is chilling, the ending is poignant and superbly written. I highly recommend it