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Crime Time : A Timely Mystery
by R. E. Derouin


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Ben and Betsy spend a weekend with Ben's childhood friend Martha and her husband Quinn. A fifth guest, Howie Abbot has recently recovered from a serious accident followed by a three year coma resulting in long term memory loss. When Howie experiences a vivid dream, a rainy day exercise probing his vision produces hints of reality.  Read more...


 
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Ben and Betsy spend a weekend with Ben's childhood friend Martha and her husband Quinn. A fifth guest, Howie Abbot has recently recovered from a serious accident followed by a three year coma resulting in long term memory loss. When Howie experiences a vivid dream, a rainy day exercise probing his vision produces hints of reality. No one believes the visions are true glimpses of past happenings, but stubborn Betsy investigates further. When it's confirmed Howie's visions are truly brief looks at past, the diverse group reassembles. The dreams are twenty minutes in duration and Howie is only an observer, unable to affect anything.

Betsy suggests Howie visualize an Amber alert abduction. He complies. An anonymous tip is made, saving the child. Buoyed by success, they use Howie's mystifying ability locating other missing children. The utter uniqueness of the gift mandates absolute privacy. They dread public exposure and its resulting chaos and scrutiny. The five commit to the mission in spite of the stressful impact on their personal lives.

Howie first encounter with the man, aparticularly sinister kidnapper, but their tip is insufficient for his capture. When it happens again the man recognizes the threat of someone seeing his deeds, and vows to seek out and silence the tipster. Thus the hunter becomes the hunted.

A retired FBI agent helps the five to obtain more accurate and timely information and provides access to a responsive tip line, improving success. Public suspicion grows with these strangely detailed tips that are so incredibly successful. A newspaper investigates stimulating unwelcomed public interest. Pressure mounts as a tabloid offers a million dollar reward. There are personality conflicts within the group and Ben struggles to mediate. Howie needs psychiatric help to cope with helplessly witnessing horror. While each feels assaulted they won't abandon the children they are saving.

The group is hunted relentlessly; reward seekers, accused abductors, and the defense bar. Even the government is becoming curious. The pressure mounts within the group asthe man draws closer until he is finally in their midst. It takes all their wile and skill to out smart him.



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  • ISBN: 9781483511511
  • Publisher: BookBaby
  • Date: Oct 2013
 
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