Someone's Picking the Daisies

by Edward T. Gushee



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/11/1999

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 360
ISBN : 9781585002764

About the Book

SOMEONE'S PICKING THE DAISIES is a novel that strikes a tantalizing balance between love and hate, tenderness and violence, passion and insensitivity, revenge and forgiveness.

It's a love story punctuated by knives and bullets, suspense and intrigue and accented by the FBI, a Grand Jury, the Witnesss Protection Program, a brilliant but disenchanted young man and an agent sworn to protect a beautiful eighteen year old girl.

It's a novel that challenges the reader's emotions: Can one feel sorry for a man who has brutally raped and shot a young girl, murdered her parents among others and disemboweled the bride of an FBI agent?

It's a story that challenges credibility. Would a reader ever believe that that same man, at great risk to himself, could thrice save the life of a girl whom he twice tried to kill?

Can a tender love story exist within these violent trappings?

All these things are possible in a fast paced novel that's virtually impossible to put down.

About the Author

Edward T. Gushée (Ted) graduated from Williams College where he majored in English and minored in theater. He co-starred in several college productions with theater-mates John Fankenheimer (Hollywood director) and Stephen Sondheim (Broadway lyricist and composer). He acted in summer stock theater in Cape Cod.

In 1951, Ted enlisted in the Air Force, piloted twenty-five B-29 combat missions over Korea and was awarded the Air Medal. Upon discharge, he spent time in Hollywood under the stage name Richard Lowe. A year later, he thought it might be time to start eating again so he joined J. Walter Thompson Advertising agency in Detroit.

From 1971-1974, Ted supervised the European Ford car business for Thompson while living in London England with his family. While there, Ted opened a restaurant with a friend and within six months the restaurant was commended in Gourmet Magazine.

In 1988 he was appointed COO and a general manager of the Detroit office. Throughout his career, Ted was never far from a typewriter. In 1993 he retired to work on his writing (he has written three novels), his golf, his tennis and his bridge. He's a member of several wine societies, has a 'modest' wine cellar, and also enjoys cooking. He is married and has one son and one daughter.