"Karp's story, steeped in descriptions of 1940's smalltown life, builds to a shattering climax that will haunt readers as much as the book's characters." -Publishers Weekly
Martin Firestone can't figure why his father, eccentric painter Leo Firestone, is throwing a fit. All Martin did was tell his dad he'd been accepted to medical school. Then Leo tells Martin a story about his own father, Dr. Samuel Firestone, an extraordinarily gifted doctor and a living legend in the small city of Hobart, NJ. And a man with a serious character flaw.
But there are loose threads in Leo's story. Martin picks them up, and, sixty years after the fact, goes snooping.... And like his father, he comes away with a lot more junk than he bargained for.
Larry Karp is the author of the Music Box Mystery and the Ragtime Mystery series. Karp has also written nonfiction, practiced perinatal medicine, and restored and collected antique music boxes. He and his wife live in Seattle.