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Yet Another Compelling Story from a Master of the Genre
on June 20, 2012
This story is vintage Mark Gado, troubling the line between harmless eccentricity and horrific aberration. It both facinates and disturbs. It forces the reader to question his or her own ability to recognize when quirkiness has transgressed the border of civility, slipping--descending--into the realm of criminality. Could there be a more convetional American city than Syracuse, NY? And could it be more shocking than to find a modern case of sex slavery, unlawful imprisonment and abuse, all in the context of an otherwise typical house,in an otherwise typical neighborhood? In this story Mark Gado continues to amaze in the way he's parlayed a decades-long career in law enforcement into a life of storytelling. He has a genuine knack for it, for suggesting haunting, yet elucidating, questions about the human condition.