"An unusual crime novel about what happens after a life of crime: whenthe killer has aged, when he's hobbled by multiple old gunshot wounds,when he's deeply entrenched in habits that accommodate a raging case ofpost-traumatic stress disorder. Most significantly, this damaged lonerhas to insinuate himself back into family and social life -- tasks forwhich he has no skills. Lead Poisoning is a character study, not just of Kevin, but also of his wife and two sons, and each person's hardstruggle to move closer to something like family." -- Rae Francoeur, Cape Ann Beacon
"The reader cannot help but root for this family. Parts of theirlives are familiar and routine; basketball games, school board meetings, shopping for a new car, passing a driver's license exam, a poignantafternoon at a family funeral. But (and the reader knows from the firstpage that there will be a 'but') Kevin cannot easily let go of his pastlife.Whether this family can make it into a secure future is the chiefquestion of the book." -- Woodstock Pickett, Crimespree Magazine
From the Author
I'm delighted to have this second edition of "Lead Poisoning" available. No changes to the story, but some editing to make it more readable. Enjoy!