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The Last Resort
     

The Last Resort

by Mark Allan Johnson
 

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Patrick Curran works the nightshift at Havenwood, a State facility for the intellectually challenged on the outskirts of Seattle in the newly incorporated City of Bitter Bay. He feels sheltered under the cover of darkness until the morning one of his residents discovers a skeleton in the crawlspace of an abandoned cottage slated for demolition. State Senator Mason

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Patrick Curran works the nightshift at Havenwood, a State facility for the intellectually challenged on the outskirts of Seattle in the newly incorporated City of Bitter Bay. He feels sheltered under the cover of darkness until the morning one of his residents discovers a skeleton in the crawlspace of an abandoned cottage slated for demolition. State Senator Mason Manning is campaigning to close Havenwood as a costly and obsolete institution. He also wants to be governor. Unfortunately for him, the skeletons in his closet include the one found under Ash Hall where he worked the summer between high school graduation and college entrance. Jillian Danvers, lawyer and legal guardian for her brother Danny, who lives at Havenwood, receives a letter from his housemate, Grady Hayward, claiming he can identify the skeleton, sending Patrick and Jillian on a perilous hunt with her crisis-craving law partner, Lisa Adler. On the treacherous trail to the Quileute Reservation town of La Push, they are pursued by deceitful handymen and unskilled kidnappers before teaming with Tribal Police Officer, Andrew Jackson, who harbors a great distaste for casinos, smoke shops and bodies washing up to defile his holy beach. This unlikely company of strangers discovers a truth that refuses to remain buried.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781497489219
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
05/01/2014
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

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Meet the Author

Mark Allan Johnson-an unrepentant New Dealer and undaunted optimist born in Port Angeles, Washington, A Cultural Irish Catholic who finds wisdom in Pope Francis, Buddha, Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt, Mahatma Gandhi, Rumi, Robert Kennedy, Kahlil Gibran, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Albert Einstein, Mother Teresa and the Dalai Lama and qualities to emulate in Ernest Hemingway, Paris, Bob Dylan, New York City, J.R. Tolkien, Ludwig van Beethoven, John Steinbeck, Muddy Waters, Basho, Jack Kerouac, Hermann Hesse, Kurt Vonnegut, Frank Sinatra, Pablo Picasso, Dave Brubeck, Robert Heinlein, Vincent Van Gogh and Johann Sebastian Bach. He has found reward working more than three decades with the intellectually challenged, loves his wife, Judy, and is looking forward to graduating from the Workaday World with a confidence that the best is yet to be revealed. He is a frequently published poet. "The Last Resort" is his first novel.

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