The Sixteenth Man

The Sixteenth Man

by Thomas B. Sawyer


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ISBN-13: 9780595145447
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/2001
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Novelist, screenwriter, playwright Thomas B. Sawyer was Head Writer/Showrunner of the classic CBS series, MURDER, SHE WROTE, for which he wrote 24 episodes, and THE LAW & HARRY McGRAW. Edgar and Emmy-nominated, he has written 9 network TV pilots, 100 episodes, both comedy and drama, for shows such as WONDER WOMAN, CHICO & THE MAN, MIKE HAMMER, ALL IN THE FAMILY, SCARECROW & MRS. KING and others. Tom was Head Writer/Showrunner or Producer/Story Editor on 15 network TV series.
He wrote/directed/produced the feature-film cult comedy, GOSH ALICE GOODBODY. His documentary film, REUNION, was honored by the New York Film Festival, the Rochester and Edinburgh Festivals, and received national theatrical release.
Tom is co-librettist/lyricist of JACK, an opera about John F. Kennedy which, backed by the Shuberts, has been performed to acclaim in the US and Europe.
He is publisher of STORYBASE 2.0 writer’s software. Tom’s book, FICTION WRITING DEMYSTIFIED, and STORYBASE are Writer's Digest Book Club Selections. The best-selling mystery/thriller, THE SIXTEENTH MAN, is his first novel. His latest thriller is the best-selling NO PLACE TO RUN. He's taught writing at UCLA, at other colleges and universities, at numerous major writers conferences, and online at Writers University.

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Fast-paced, sexy, full of action, vivid, uncommon characters and surprising twists, The Sixteenth Man plays out in two parallel, interwoven stories that come together in an exciting climax on a desolate ledge high above Moab, Utah. In late 1963, Reno Private Investigator Charlie Callan embarks on a routine domestic surveillance case. When it sends him instead into a labyrinth of deception, mortal danger-and the murder-conspiracy of the last century, Charlie is faced with moral and personal decisions for which there are no right answers. In present time, in the mountains near Moab, Archaeologist Matthew Packard unearths an ancient tomb containing sixteen male skeletons. Fifteen of them are dramatically older than any human remains ever found in the Americas. But it's the more recent, anonymous sixteenth skeleton that triggers alarms from D.C. to Langley to New Orleans - plunging Packard into a web of vicious killers and long-hidden secrets. He finds himself falling in love with a beautiful young woman, and to save her life and his own, Packard must solve the mystery of the Sixteenth Man and its astonishing connection to the murder of President John F. Kennedy. 'Thomas B. Sawyer's THE SIXTEENTH MAN is at once a romantic and suspenseful thriller, a hardboiled private eye caper, a breathless chase story and a refreshing new take on one of the most profound true crime mysteries of the past century. Obsessed categorists will probably spend feverish hours trying to find a genre label that fits this powerhouse of a novel, but my suggestion is that you make better use of your time by just sitting back and letting Sawyer take you where he will. He knows the territory.' Dick Lochte, Award-winning author of the novel, ¿Sleeping Dog.¿ 'Brilliantly juggling past and present, Sawyer brings a skeleton out of the closet (in this case a burial site) and sets in motion his stunning story. Hip, hypnotic, filled with believable characters and a riveting zig-zag of a plot, THE SIXTEENTH MAN is the suspense-thriller genre at its zenith.' William Link, Co-creator of ¿Columbo¿& ¿Murder, She Wrote.¿