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By John Searles

It really is June 1971. Dominick Pindle, a tenderhearted yet aimless Massachusetts teen, spends his nights riding round together with his mom and dragging his wayward father out of bars. overdue one night, Dominick's seek places him face-to-face withhis father's seductive mistress, Edie Kramer. immediately in lust, he starts a forbidden courting with this pretty, mysterious lady. earlier than lengthy, although, their erotic entanglement ends up in a stunning demise, and Dominick discovers that the mum he betrayed concealed secrets and techniques as darkish and harmful as his own.

Charged with the exhilarating narrative speed of a mystery and set in the course of a classy and explosive period, Boy nonetheless Missing is the significantly acclaimed debut novel from John Searles. It renders a deeply affecting portrait of a boy whose passage into maturity proves as advanced and impassioned because the heritage that unfolds sooner than his eyes.

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Arson. David’s jaw clenched as the platform rose. Had to be. He’d seen it before, up close and way too personally. The wind shifted again and he flinched when the flames lurched his way. For a split second he lost his footing. Focus, boy. Stay alive. ” Jeff’s voice was urgent amid the crackling. ” The platform rose a few more feet, lifting him alongside a large picture window. Every condo on the upper floors had them. He saw no flames, but smoke billowed from the smaller windows which had already burst from the heat.

Scotty was frowning at the girl’s hands. ” David’s captain and two uniformed cops joined them, the three of them bending over the gurney to see her hands. ” one of the cops asked. “I don’t know, but whatever it is, it reflects light. I saw her handprints on the window,” David told him. “My light hit the glass and the prints shone. Fire investigator’s going to want to sample it. If she set this fire, she got stuck up there and panicked. ” “If she didn’t do this fire, it’s murder,” the other cop said.

These two victims. A middleaged guard and a teenaged girl. Think about them. Think about justice for them. Do your damn job. She drew another breath, grimacing at the stench of smoke. It had been a bad fire. Two companies had responded to the scene-two pumpers, an aerial tower truck, and the two rescue squads they wouldn’t be needing after all. Only the morgue rig would be transporting tonight. As her feet moved, she found herself searching the fire trucks for station numbers, another habit she’d picked up in the last seven months, one she found nearly as distasteful as her new fear of dead bodies.

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