“Excellent book! This book kept me interested from front cover to back! I didn’t want to put it down!! This is a must read!” – Amazon Reviewer, 5 Stars
by Paul Michael Buck
A veteran of two marriages, seventeen novels and two best sellers, Norman Pope struggles with writer’s block, a nagging prostate condition and loneliness. In an attempt to conquer the doldrums and rejuvenate his creative juices Norman teaches a writing class in his New York apartment, and makes plans to rekindle a relationship with his ex-wife.
Then one of Norman’s writing students mysteriously disappears. Digging through the student’s manuscript, Norman becomes convinced the novel she was writing got her into trouble. He investigates. His indomitable spirit and charge-ahead mentally puts him at loggerheads with a Wall Street financial firm.
Norman is beaten, drugged and framed for the brutal murder of his ex wife. While hiding from the police and hunted down by a hired assassin, Norman turns to the only resource he has, his writing students: an accountant, a pathologist, a cop, a hacker and copy editor. They, along with a professor of literature at Columbia University, fight back against formidable odds.
As the tide turns in Norman’s favor and the corrupt financial firm begins to crumble, Norman discovers things are not what they seem, that a second conspiracy is at play, that he has been duped. With the help of his good friends, Norman unravels the mystery and begins to conquer his personal demons.