Author: Richard Forrest
Title: The Laughing Man
Print Length: 163
Language: English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol, Deutsch
Format: PDF, ePub, mobi, azw, kf8, txt, ibook, Kindle
An army deserter returns home to see his dying motherand stumbles into a deadly mysteryin this suspenseful medical thriller. Under enemy fire in Vietnam, Brian Maston had just one impulse: run. And he ran, all rightout of the war zone, out of the US Army, and all the way to Canadaand now he can never go home. Hes spent years in Montreal working as a teacher, publishing a struggling magazine, and nursing a crippling addiction to alcohol when he gets his mothers call. Shes dying, with no more than two weeks to live, and theres panic in her voice. But before she can tell him whats wrong, the hospital cuts her off. To get the truth, Brian returns to the United States, risking everything for the sake of his mother. He barely reaches her before she dies. But soon after he sees her, he finds her dead in her hospital roomand not of natural causes. Theres a pillow over her face, and when Brian is discovered holding it, he becomes the prime suspect. As the local police search for a killer and federal agents circle closer, Brian must decide if he should keep runningor stand and fight. More than any other thriller writer, Richard Forrest understood the human element of suspense writing. Fans of Vietnam-era thrillers like Robert Stones Dog Soldiers will find The Laughing Man impossible to put down.