Hot Water

by Thomas A. Rohrer



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 19/01/1999

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 224
ISBN : 9781420873351

About the Book

A person is searching for a new identity in a suspicious world. You think that's easy? Not here , not today.

Ollie Anderson, a mid-level electronics engineer in Silicon Valley, is falsely accused of killing his wife. Facing sixteen years in prison for a crime he did not commit, Ollie flees and attempts to establish a new life. In an odyssey through Salt Lake City, Boise, Jackson Hole, Aspen and Montrose, Ollie finds friendly people , even love, but has great difficulty in escaping the invisible identification tag we all acquire when young. In the end, a sort of crooked justice is achieved.

About the Author

The author, a licensed marine engineer, started writing toward the end of his professional career, putting into words the situations he had experienced in a lifetime of travel around the world. Life, he observed, was indeed stranger than fiction, but real situations often develop too slowly to hold most people's interest. On the other hand, fiction, good fiction , is about 90% true, but reassembled by the author to form a very readable tale that could have turned out that way in real life.

With over two million miles in the air, the author has read his share of books, mostly paperbacks bought at the airport. A good book, he believes, should move along steadily, the story line should always be visible, and the ending should be satisfying. Above all, the tale should be believable , something that could happen to the reader,maybe today!

Mr. Rohrer lives with his wife of over fifty years in northern California, in the middle of Silicon Valley and is an enthusiastic supporter of e-books.