“From the very first line, I knew I was about to read something unique and that the author was totally in control of character and story, both. This is really a breath of fresh air!” – Cynthia Dagnal-Myron, former reporter, Chicago Sun-Times, Arizona Daily Star, and Rolling Stone
“Once again Young has written a novel that captured my attention from the first page. His comical, slightly snarky writing style brings out the characters in a manner that I found both endearing and very approachable.” – Book Blogger Pure Jonel
“Thanks for this potent kick of nostalgia. How important those days were to the adults we’ve become. Call that ‘The High School Theory.’” – Beverly Akerman, author of The Meaning of Children
“Highly recommended if you’re looking for a fun romp that leaves you wondering throughout, how are they going to come out the other end of this bumpy ride?” – Robert Chazz Chute, author of This Plague of Days
“A novel which moves along very nicely and captures my attention.” – Ann Elizabeth Carson, author of We All Become Stories
Watson Sinclair has only been in New York for a couple of hours and already he’s had a small accident in his car involving some distracting cleavage and an inconveniently-placed fruit stand. His best friend JC Dubois is a few blocks away kidnapping the editor of the Royal Features Syndicate. Watson has to pick them up and get back across the Canadian border safely with their prisoner. It didn’t have to be this way.
Watson and JC always wanted to be cartoonists for the daily papers. Their dreams came true when they received a syndication contract for their comic strip. But then months went by and legendary editor Ray Bennett stopped returning their calls. They were faced with a choice: give up and go back to their day jobs or consider drastic measures to get the job done. Like kidnapping Ray and taking over the launch of the strip themselves.
The plan is simple: drive to New York to take Ray and his laptop back to London. Give orders to Ray’s prick of an Assistant Editor. Keep Ray quiet and secure, convince his staff that he is working from home, and keep all this from their wives. They’ve got one week.
If they pull this off and execute a successful launch, their dreams are back on track. If they screw it up and get caught, they go to jail.
Nothing like a little motivation.
Words by Young, featuring comics by Levins and Young. Download direct to your iPad or tablet via the publisher, Hanton House Creative Media. Visit Amazon or Barnes & Noble for the paperback edition. E-book versions available at the following retailers:
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