Amerikan Eagle: A Novel by Alan Glenn

By Alan Glenn

A sturdy cop. a nasty selection. enable historical past be the judge.

In 1943, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Sam Miller is a cop helping a kinfolk and attempting to remain at the correct aspect of his boss, the legislation, and his moral sense. Then a physique is located by means of the railroad tracks, a host tattooed at the victim’s wrist. it's a case Sam may well stroll clear of. it's a case he'll be ordered to drop. And it really is case that leads him right into a deadly vortex of politics, espionage, uprising, and foreign intrigue.

As warfare rages in Europe, a brand new energy rises in the United States. And the folks Sam thinks he understands best—his spouse, his brother, his colleagues—reveal new identities. In a previously close-knit urban by means of the ocean, the place not anyone is above suspicion and nobody is secure, a world summit is ready to happen. On that day, heritage should be replaced. And hundreds of thousands of individuals will dwell or die, all simply because Sam Miller has been a great cop—faced with a truly undesirable selection.

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Why, she wants,” Nelson says, getting wild-eyed and high-voiced, defensive and, to his mother, touching, “she wants what everybody wants. ” Ronnie turns to Janice conspiratorially. “He’s as off the rails as his old man. ” “Love does seem a bit much,” Janice allows. Rabbit Remembered 49 “I’ll go look her up myself, then,” Nelson threatens. “A. Byer. ” “Nelson, believe me,” Ronnie says, trying to act the father, “there’s nothing in it for you but heartbreak. ” “It wasn’t only agony,” Nelson argues.

His hair, brushed straight back, is going white but his bushy eyebrows are still black. Rabbit Remembered 61 The wife speaks up: “Even as a little boy, though, he stood apart a little. He would play with others, but then wander away and come inside. ’ As if he didn’t see the point of people. He was quiet. ” “My wife imagines things in hindsight,” Mr. DiLorenzo says, sitting back erect, his eyes enlarged by thick spectacles, eyes frayed to death from closely inspecting fabric. “He was a perfectly normal boy.

They tell me I told the dean or somebody he was the Whore of Babylon. ” He snickers a little, testing the face opposite his. “Michael,” Nelson says in firm conclusion. The boy was bragging now, bullying. When you feel uncomfortable, Howie has told him, trust your gut. Get off the horse. “I can’t emphasize enough how important it is that you are faithful with your medications. I’ve made a note here to Dr. ” “I drank beer and tequila at Penn,” Michael tells him, uncertainly standing, sensing he is dismissed and being relieved yet not, unsatisfied, uncured.

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