Created by Jack Nolte (pseudonym of Scott William Carter)
Beat up, knocked down and pretty much physically and emotionally shredded after the murder of his wife, New York private eye GARRISON GAGE leaves it all behind, and settles in the small coastal town of Barnacle Bluffs, Oregon, intent on nothing more than recuperating from his wounds, nursing his right knee which was pretty much blown out, sipping bourbon and doing crossword puzzles. And for five years, it seems to work.
Sure, he's lonely and the townsfolk pretty much consider him a cranky, antisocial asshole, but that's okay -- he'd rather be left alone anyway. Hell, he doesn't even have a phone. Or a watch.
But that all changes when, in his first adventure, The Gray and Guilty Sea (2011), the body of a young woman washes up on the beach, and Garrison's guilty conscience (he still blames himself for his wife's death) drives him to investigate, and leads to him (reluctantly) rejoining the human race.
Jack Nolte is a pen name of award-winning writer Scott William Carter, whose first novel, The Last Great Getaway of the Water Balloon Boys, was hailed by Publishers Weekly as a "touching and impressive debut" and won the Oregon Book Award. Since then, he has published numerous novels and short stories, including a series about Myron Vale, a Portland, Oregon private eye who sees dead people. The author lives a stone's throw from the Oregon coast.
Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.
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