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Requiem for the Puppet Master
by DJ Murphy

Can video machines really be used to program a 13 year-old boy to kill? Can a rogue agent for the National Security Agency avenge his expulsion from the agency by programming the kid to eliminate his rivals still in the agency? And is the programming strong enough to make the boy kill the agent’s last living rival, who just happens to be the boy’s father, the father he hates.

Grady Harrison, after the tragic loss of his wife and only daughter, has simplified his life, quit his psychology practice and moved onto his old wooden Chris Craft cruiser. When the boy’s redheaded mom shows up on his boat, it’s not the far-fetched sounding tale of programming and murders that hooks Grady it’s the boy’s mom, Peg, the redhead. He takes the bait and away we go. What starts as a simple request for help with a disturbed teenager morphs into a full-fledged battle against a ruthless and powerful NSA rogue agent. It’s a battle to rescue and reclaim the boy, Brian. It’s a battle to save Brian’s father. It’s an opportunity for Grady and Peg to find strengths they never knew they had.

Requiem for the Puppet Master is a tale that unfolds on the Mississippi River and its banks. Grady has his cruiser moored in Big River Marina, just downstream from lock and dam 15, near Rock Island, Illinois. Grady is a character rising out of the author’s own need for this kind of story. John D. MacDonald is no more. Travis McGee sits on the bookshelf in a rainbow of colored titles, all read at least once, but now gathering dust. It’s time for a new guy who lives on the water and who in his own unorthodox way, rescues maidens and sniffs out and neutralizes bad guys.
 
 
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