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  • Nov 3, 2012
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Bill Kaiser is a man motivated by social justice. He also has a unique set of skills, from computer knowledge, to chemistry and explosives. He also could be crazy.

He has a particular love for the Carnegie-Hayden Building in New York. His mother taught him to love the building and that it was meant for the people. Now, however, it might be turned into one of the first 'for profit' prisons.

When Bill breaks into a luxury building, he's caught, naked and with a razor he used to cut himself. He's brought to the psych ward at New York's Bellevue Hospital. Here he meets Sharon Blautner, a psych nurse assigned to evaluate him.

Sharon works with Bill and finds him to have many qualities. When he's transferred to a police unit, she unwittingly helps him escape. This changes her life.

Edward Mackinnon is the corrupt exec of the company wanting to make the for profit prison and destroy a New York landmark. He earns Bill's resentment for this and for his past actions against Sharon's father who was a business partner.

This is a finely crafted story with sympathetic characters, good pacing and excellent descriptions of New York and the building of the Carnegie-Hayden Building.

I was drawn to the characters of Bill and Sharon and became more and more absorbed with the story as it played out.

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Michael A.Draper is a financial planner with Mass Mutual in North Haven, CT.   Married to Diana for 47 years, one son and daughter-in-law and two lovely granddaughters.      … more
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Author: Matthew Hall
Genre: Mystery & Suspense
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Date Published: 05-1997
ISBN: 9780316339247
Format: hardcover
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