Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Martin Bannon has lived in Oregon's politically schizophrenic Clackamas County since 1998.
"Senseless Confidential," a comedic romp through the county's backwoods, is his third book.
Bannon, who has lived in places as varied as Puerto Rico, Switzerland, and Utah, majored in Soviet Studies to pursue a career in Intelligence. When he discovered that there was no such thing, he became a writer instead. He has been living out cover legends ever since.
He is fluent in three languages and can make educated errors in several more. He has traveled to 38 of the US states and 19 foreign countries. He has been a tea guest of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, pursued by Hungarian security forces, and questioned by East German authorities (all for unrelated reasons). He often goes by other names.
He has been adopted by a cat named Rudy, who is sometimes mistaken for a meatloaf.
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A wild, wacky crime thriller through the backwoods of the Oregon Cascades takes brokenhearted Nick Prince, employee of the U.S. "Senseless" Bureau to the doorsteps of reluctant respondents with whom he's required to conduct a census interview.
One remote address in the tiny forest town of Elwood lands Nick in a heap of trouble. You won't know whether to laugh or cry as Nick tries to save himself.
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