Ex-St. Paul cop Rushmore McKenzie has more time, and more money, than he knows what to do with. In fact, when he's willing to admit it to himself (and he usually isn't), Mac is downright bored. Until he decides to do a favor for a friend facing a family tragedy: Nine-year-old Stacy Carlson has... read more
"A Hard Ticket Home" is the first of David Housewright's novels feature former St. Paul, Minnesota cop Rushmore "Mac" Mckenzie. In the series opener, Mac is looking for Jamie Carlson, who left home years previously, when she was 18. Jamie's parents want to find her primarily because their... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
"A Hard Ticket Home" is the first of David Housewright's novels feature former St. Paul, Minnesota cop Rushmore "Mac" Mckenzie. In the series opener, Mac is looking for Jamie Carlson, who left home years previously, when she was 18. Jamie's parents want to find her primarily because their youngest daughter, Sarah, needs bone marrow transplant. Jamie may be a match and could save Sarah's life.
Mac is comfortable enough to help people for no fee, but just as he takes on the case his lover suggests they see other people because the people Mac deals with live too much "on the fringe". Unhappy at this turn in his personal life, Mac focuses on Jamie. After he finds her, bad things begin to happen all around, and Mac finds himself embroiled in gang shootings and other situations he never bargained for.
“The man who said you can never go home again had it wrong. the truth is you can never entirely leave.”Jamie Bruder
“It's like the poet said, if you want to escape your past, first learn to walk through freshly fallen snow without leaving tracks.”Rushmore McKenzie
“Don't ever listen to no overworked public defender.”Marci Cole
“Live fast, die young and leave a beautiful corpse.”Marci Cole
“Given the quality of his products, I figured his customers would be better off keeping gese, only no one asked for my expert opinion and I didn't offer it.”Rushmore McKenzie
“Congradulations Mac, you've taken a three-hundred-thousand dollar house and turned it into an efficency apartment.”Shelby Dunston
“I was nearly thirty-seven. In medieval times I'd be considered ancient. In ancient times I'd most likely be dead of old age by now. In this century I was merely stupid.”Rushmore McKenzie
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