Hiding in Third Person

by Phil Bradley



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/5/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 260
ISBN : 9781480845572
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 260
ISBN : 9781480845565
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 260
ISBN : 9781480845589

About the Book

Hiding in Third Person is the story of friends who help each other during desperate times. Ricky, a flippant orderly befriends a mental patient at an asylum he refers to as the spa and dude ranch. He listens to the man, the other orderlies call Mr. River, tell a dubious tale of two teenage boys on the run from an assassin.

In River’s story the boys, Malachi and Doc, take refuge at an abandoned military base, BOMARC, nestled in the heart of the idyllic New Jersey Pinelands. The killer, known to the boys as The Finder, hesitates to follow them into the facility because it was once the site of a plutonium spill.

Unknown to the teens, three law enforcement officers are also on their trail. Cancer worries, and false identities hinder the cops in their search. Evidence from a suspected murder scene, and a mysterious code baffle the officers, keeping them one step behind the killer. The Finder, ultimately corners the boys, and Mr. River’s story ends with a bloody showdown.

Asylum doctors believe Mr. River is a hopeless case and plan to move him to a dark and remote institution. Their diagnosis hinges mainly on the fact several characters in River’s tale are imaginary. Ricky, though, is certain the story is completely true and knows that he can prove it to be so. These circumstances leave the orderly with a serious dilemma.

Hiding in Third Person shares the gripping tale of two runaway teens as they confront an assassin the New Jersey woods, and life comes full circle to finally reveal the truth years later.

About the Author

Phil Bradley is a high school teacher and retired Air Force officer. He was stationed in Central New Jersey when he was inspired to write his debut novel. Phil now lives in North Carolina with his wife, Darla.