Housepainter Toby Rew has few ambitions. He’s marking time, giving a facelift to a house in a low-rent district of Syracuse, New York, to earn his next meal, next six-pack, and next month’s rent.
One sweltering day, Toby is slaving away on his ladder when he witnesses a fight in a house across the street. Curious, he investigates and discovers a dead man in a ransacked room. Like a good citizen, Toby goes off to call the cops. But when he returns to the scene of the crime with police detectives, the homeowners are present, there’s no body, and everything looks normal.
When the police leave in disgust, Toby finds himself embarking on a mission that gives his dull life new purpose. Playing amateur sleuth to find out who the dead man was, why he was killed, and what happened to the body, Toby soon finds himself entangled in a mystery involving mobsters and a rare manuscript.
When the situation turns to threats on himself, Toby’s got to avoid painting himself into a corner with his investigation, or risk becoming the next victim.
About Author Jack Ewing:
A creative writing/English graduate of Parsons College (Iowa) and a post-graduate student at the State University of New York, Jack Ewing has published more than 100 million words for print, broadcast, Internet and other media since 1960. A former radio station copywriter, advertising agency creative director, and longtime freelancer, he has published over 600 short stories, five novels, ten full-length nonfiction works, thousands of articles and reference entries, and tens of thousands of ads. A marketing specialist/consultant since 1970, he has won 225 industry creative awards for communication. Jack has lived in Idaho since 1980.
Jack has previously published short stories with Untreed Reads including English Lessons,Throwaways, CatManDo, Member of the Banned and Pointed Remarks.
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