Running in Lane One
About the Book
Jerry Leary is aging, disgraced, an ex-cop and an ex-con caught up in memories of a wife who deserted him and his daughter. When his son-in-law asks for his assistance, in a family matter, Jerry finds himself involved in an armored car heist. And when the robbery goes all wrong and double-cross follows double-cross, he is on the run from a vicious ganglord and three killer brothers.
Gritty and mesmerizing, Running in Lane One excites us with the chase, while also providing a backstory of the 1950s and 1960s, of an era long gone by. Can Leary outthink his enemies? Can he reconnect with his long lost love?
The novel is ripe with inventive incidents, is evocative of the new century, as well as the physical atmosphere of a North Shore no longer existent. As usual in a Curry novel, the presence of the sea and the city is keenly felt and connected to the psychological action of the novel.
About the Author
Dr. John A. Curry has served as president, president emeritus, and chancellor of Northeastern University. He is the only living college president to have taught at elementary, middle school, high school, and at a major national research university prior to becoming its leader.
A 1956 graduate of Northeastern University, he earned his doctorate from Boston University and later received their Distinguished Alumni Award. From 1992-96 he also served as president of the World Association for Cooperative Education.
Dr. Curry has written five novels, three collections of short stories, as well as a novella, all available through Author House, 1663 Liberty Drive, Bloomington, Indiana 47403.
He is currently working on his autobiography, Vignettes from a Life, to be published in 2009.