Praise for Impulse...
"Seldom in crime fiction does one meet lead characters as likable...[or] a perspective that's at once tart, worldly, compassionate, and that nicely balances the genuine evil in the air."
-Publishers Weekly starred review
"A touching reflection on the changes that come with growing older in a society prejudiced against the elderly." -Booklist
Frank Smith, famed writer of murder mysteries, boards a plane in Phoenix, heading for his 50th class reunion at Scott Academy near Baltimore, Maryland. Behind him he leaves the highly suspicious disappearance of his wife and the relentless quest of Officer Ledezma, who believes Smith killed her and buried the body out in the desert.
But another mystery awaits Smith at Scott. A group of young boys walked from the campus into the woods 25 years ago and disappeared. What could have happened to them? Challenged to solve the mystery, Smith not only relives his own boyhood when his father was the upright head of Scott's English Department, but also that of the classmates of the missing boys, some of whom are back at Scott now for their 25th reunion.
Dr. Frederick Ramsay was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and like his father before him, is a respected teacher, researcher, and scientist, having taught Anatomy, Embryology, and Histology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is also an ordained Episcopal priest. Now retired from full-time ministry, he lives and writes in Surprise, Arizona.