A contemporary suspense novel. Bob Locke, a teacher on the Navajo Reservation is shocked to learn his retirement annuity has been wiped out. Traumatized by the loss, he steals two rare, ancient pots which he sells to a diplomat of a mid-Eastern Emerite. This deperate act catapults him into a web of unforeseen intrigue. An unassuming, warm-hearted educator turns into an embittered schemer embroiled with terrorists, the Mossad, CIA, FBI and an aspiring actress.
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Martin Garaway, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y. attended New Utrecht HS, received a B.A. from U.ofCal. Northridge, a Masters from N.A.U., Flagstaff. Lived and taught on the Navajo Reservation for 17 years )1970-1987). He was a reporter for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, wrote for union publications and advertising copy. His short stories, articles and poetry appeared in the Navajo Journal of Education and other periodicals. This is his first novel.Review:
...Locke's thoughts turn to two vauable pots he and his late wife once discovered hidden in a cave...and decided to leave them...when (he)learns of the loss of his annuity money...With his world crashing down around him, Locke decides to excavate the pots to recoup his sagging finances. It does not turn out to be as easy as it looks and thereby hangs a tale. "An exciting, well-plotted thriller with an exceptionally sympathetic protagonist," writes author and writing teacher, Kathryn Lance." -- Kathryn Lance
...Unlike other well-known authors whose suspense novels have centered around our Native Americans and their immediate locals, Garaway has explosively opened up the scenario to include London, the CIA,FBI and some determined to-get-him terrorists. It is the addition of international entanglements that create numerous surprising solutions in one sequence after another.(besides) a non-formllaic romance that creates its own surprises along the way. -- Arizona Senior World-Louis Mucciolo
Former teacher, 86, writes first novel.The story is about an aging teacher who is living on the Navajo Reservation when he finds his retirement annuity evaporated becasue the company it was invested in went belly up...It was during the 17 years on the Reservation that Garaway became aware of the widespread problem of Native American artifacts being unearthed and taken for collection or profit. These conditions sparked the theme of the novel. -- Tucson Citizen-Larry Copenhaver
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Book Description Old Hogan Pub. Co, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0963885197