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Doug Huestis has been a technical and scientific writer, originally from Montreal and graduated from McGill University there. As a medical school professor (University of Arizona) he has written scientific articles, textbooks, and shorter pieces. Recently, he has been writing medical history, translations, including Alexander Bogdanov’s “Struggle for Viability,” essays, book reviews, and fiction, including the novel “A Bag with No Secrets.” A member of the Authors Guild and the Society of Southwestern Authors, he lives in Tucson with his wife, Rosemary. His website is www.doughuestis.com .
on Dec. 04, 2012 :
The author sets his tale in the calm Montreal of 1939. He writes so well that the streets and byways unfold before the reader like a virtual image filled with believable atmosphere of a pre-war world. There is a degree of fantasy in the story – the imagination is teased but not stretched too far.
It is a tale of the eternal battle between the archetypes of good and evil; the chosen and the fallen. But there is lightness and comedy and a clutch of inept bad guys
I enjoyed the author's clear prose – of a style that invites and holds the reader.
I'd have enjoyed it the more if the closing scenes had been extended further.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)