The fourth entry to John Straley's Alaska P.I. series finds Cecil Younger with a contract to kill. Cecil Younger is a man that takes comfort in the absurdity of the universe, and the universe is obliging him when he gets a call from his lawyer and psychiatrist, who offers him a job. A client wants to hire Younger to kill someone. Though common sense tells him murder just isn't a good career move, his finances tell him it can't hurt to meet his potential client, hoping he can succeed in appeasing him-without a dead body. Joined by the usual cast of misfits-his lawyer/psychiatrist Dickie Stein, his girlfriend Jane Marie, and his ward Todd-Cecil investigates a murder that brings him back to the Centralia Massacre of 1919, an event in Alaskan history that seems to still be reaching into the present-and its dark, chilly grasp may extend to Cecil himself.
Download and start listening now!
About John Straley
John Straley was
born in 1953, the youngest of five children. He received a BA in English and a
certificate of completion in horseshoeing. He enjoys jokes and a wide variety
of literature and music. He is the Shamus Award–winning author of The
Curious Eat Themselves and The Woman Who Married a Bear and
was appointed the Writer Laureate of Alaska in 2006. Straley lives with his
wife, Jan, a prominent whale biologist, in a bright green house on the beach in
Sitka, Alaska, where he works as a criminal defense investigator by day and
sleeps, writes, and plays with his band, the Big Fat Babies, whenever he can.