Allen Carmichael, a Vietnam veteran turned rescuer of abused children, lives on the fringes of society. When Allen comes to the aid of 12-year-old Jamie O'Connell, he begins an unforgettable sequence of events that may destroy him.
©2007 Laurie R. King; (P)2008 Recorded Books,LLC
Hero at large.
I enjoyed the plot as it was a continuation of "Folly" but also stood on it's own. The end did have me a bit concerned!
I enjoyed both the history in Vietnam and the relationship between Allen and Jerry. True family devotion even when the years have gone by.
You are not alone.
I enjoy many of Laurie R King's books, this series was one of them. She brings bravery and vulnerability to the table, often within the same character.
I have been a fan of Laurie King, but this story was a little bit too over the top graphic for me. Yes, what war and trauma do to people has a profound effect on them... but there were places where it was traumatic just to listen to it. I liked the narrator, though... well presented story.
The writing itself was excellent, I've read this and Folly seceral times over. Unfortunately the narrator lacked the range tobhandle all the characters and emotions in the book.
Too bad there aren't more people " Keeping Watch". So many out in this world need them! This book moves along at a fast pace. Never hear the reader. just the story. Have read it , now listened, Great either way!
Laurie King has become one of my automatic listens
Folly one of her best and great narration by Frank Muller
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