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REVOLUTION NO. 9.
Flat Signed by the author.
Overview: As he lies, bound and hidden, on the floor of his abductors' SUV, Carroll Monks is only dimly aware of the bizarre series of high-profile murders sweeping across the nation. What he thinks about instead is that the face of one of his abductors belongs to his own son, Glenn. The vehicle finally stops. When Monks is untied and steps out, he sees he's been brought to a remote community where paramilitary training and methamphetamine make for combustible, uneasy bedfellows - and that Glenn has fallen under the spell of a disenfranchised countercultural sociopath known simply as Freeboot. Monks is appalled by Freeboot's violent histrionics, yet acknowledges that he hears echoes of his own feelings when Freeboot speaks about the disintegration of workers' rights, the escalating differential between the haves and the have-nots, and the slap-on-the-wrist "justice" doled out in cases of billion-dollar corporate malfeasance. The reason Monks has been abducted is Freeboot's own son, a four-year-old boy who is deathly ill - a conundrum for Freeboot, whose distrust of institutional America (hospitals included) borders on the psychotic. Monks, an ER physician, has been brought in to care for the boy, but he can see immediately that the boy's condition is acute and that only immediate hospitalization will save him. When Monks's pleas fall on deaf ears, he fashions a daring escape with the young boy slung across his back - and brings the wrath of a madman down on himself and his family, culminating in a diabolically crafted "revolution".
FIRST HARD COVER - FLAT SIGNED. NY: Harper Collins, 2005. First Edition. 6 X 9. Hard Cover. Remainder. Signed by Author. Fine / Fine. ISBN: 0060529180