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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 392 pages
  • Publisher: Ignatius Press; 1St Edition edition (August 29, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1586177214
  • ISBN-13: 978-1586177218
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.7 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #768,910 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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T.M. Doran, formerly an adjunct professor at the University of Detroit School of Engineering, has a Master of Science Degree from Purdue University. This book is the culmination of 25 years of exploring the history and ideologies of the 20th century, along with a lifelong passion for the mystery genre. He has been a contributing writer for the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, New York Times, and the Detroit Free Press.

Born in Long Beach, California, the author has lived the great majority of his life in Michigan.

Doran is an engineer and educator and commentator in the public arena, having had hundreds of articles and letters published in local and national publications on subjects ranging from moral and ethical issues, to the interface of science and society, to environmental and public health issues, to politics. He earned the Purdue University Alumni Achievement Award for his work in the engineering profession, is a partner in the 95-year old firm of Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc., and has been a university professor. He and Sherry have been married for 34 years and have four children: Angela (Brandon), Brendan (Stephanie), Elise, and Javier (Irantzu) (their Basque son); also, three beautiful grandchildren: Zachary, Declan, and Noah.

The author has had a lifelong affection for The Lord of the Rings, not just as a rousing story but, especially, for its profound insights into human nature, human weakness, and virtue.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Sarah Reinhard VINE VOICE on January 7, 2013
Format: Hardcover
You know what I love more than almost anything?

A good story.

When that story is packaged between two covers and called a book, even better. (Yeah, it's okay on my Kindle too. I'll give you that. The covers can be metaphorical.)

So, given the chance to review T.M. Doran's latest, I pretty much replied right away. And I pretty much read it right away.

If his first book was great writing (and I thought it was), his second is no less.

And yet, just as your children can be related but very, very different, this book is something different than Toward the Gleam. It's more mystery, less (if any) sci-fi-ish tinge.

Doran's characters are complicated, and that makes them real. The mystery is maddening, and that makes it fun. I want to reread it, and that sets it apart on my bookshelf.

I don't want to compare Doran's writing with other big name writers, because he really stands alone, at least with the fiction that I end up picking up and reading for review. The words "impeccable," "clean," and "delightful" come to mind as I think of ways to describe it.

All in all, highly recommended.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By beth on October 7, 2012
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This is a book I am looking forward to reading again. It is a richly crafted and thought provoking story of four boyhood friends and their small community. Wise, tragic, and terrible characters are part of their childhood adventures. Their psychological development is subtly traced after they have a five year reunion as adults and face a baffling mystery. And I look forward to Doran's next book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kathleen Lyden on October 10, 2013
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I wasn't sure what to expect with this novel as I had never read any of Doran's book prior. I was intrigued with the summary and so decided to try it. I was not disappointed! I enjoyed the pace of the story as well as the author's ability to go back and forth in time without confusing the reader. The book keeps you engaged every step of the way and you are thirsting for the resolution to the mystery! Highly satisfying ending! I recommend this book to anyone who loves a mystery.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By reader on July 21, 2013
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not necessary to be highly educated to enjoy this mystery but it adds another layer of appreciation (of some of the literary allusions) also not necessary to be from plymouth or ann arbor but that adds to the fun too. well written. the irony of the final outcome is pretty strong. let it not be lost on any of us.
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