This is an historical caper set in July in 1938. It starts with Carl Duryea & Johnny Blackham being released from Leavenworth prison. Johnny wants to go back to his hometown of Fresno, California and clear his name. He hasn't a clue as how he will accomplish this. Carl decides he wants to help Johnny. he needs a stake to begin life again and maybe there's some of the money left from the bank robbery four years ago. Blackham has an ally in Fresno, Liz Peck. She's a personnel director at the bank that was robbed and believes she can get Johnny hired as a security guard. The problem is no one knows who had really robbed the bank. Duryea is also hired at the bank as a bookkeeper but something doesn't seem right. he has three days before the 4th of July to figure it out or Johnny and maybe him will be killed.
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About the Author
aloha, I was born in Providence, Rhode Island but began a life of many moves soon thereafter (3 high schools, 2 junior high schools...even 2 kindergardens). I kept moving in a westerly direction until I reached Hawaii. If I moved any further west it'd be east so I returned to California (& gave up a Hemenway scholarship from UH). Spent too much time in competitive athletic endeavors (I was told I was the only history major at La Crosse State U. I was there to play baseball at a very good phy-ed school). Yes, history was my major but you can do only 2 things with a history degree: teach or write. I wasn't ready to do either so I ended up as a pysch nurse (after doing this and that). My motto: Life is serious but...you cannot take it seriously. I've always been interested in people and the human condition and I have the gift of wonder (ex. if wisdom is important why does our culture - and others - ignore it and not esteem it? Our educational system doesn't even teach it in philosophy classes ['No more Kant and the color red already!]). Hence (or is it ergo?), I've matured enough to devote myself to the scribbling craft. Mahalo, Peter