Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Keir Graff and The Price of Liberty

Keir Graff grew up in Missoula, Montana, graduated from Hampshire College, and now works in Chicago as a Senior Editor for Booklist Online. Somehow during the last few years, while co-parenting two sons (with his über supportive wife, Marya) and working full-time, Graff has managed to publish four political crime novels.

Here's a description of his latest, The Price of Liberty (posted at Graff's Web site):

"Jack McEnroe is a construction worker with an unusual job: building a prison for terrorists. Like his neighbors in Red Rock, Wyoming, Jack isn't particularly concerned about politics. In a depressed rural economy, he's just grateful to have a job.

Jack's boss, Dave Fetters, is grateful, too: he has a no-bid, cost-plus contract issued by the previous administration. It's his last chance to get rich, and he's making the most of it.

But Dave is cooking the books, passing inflated costs along to defense contractor Halcyon Corporation—and Jack's ex-wife, Kyla, plans to blow the whistle. Suddenly, everyone Jack cares about, including his two young children, is in danger.

As the first winter snows fall in the rugged mountains, Jack must navigate a razor-wire labyrinth to rescue those he loves. And the true price of liberty, he discovers, is paid not in dollars, but human life."

Hear Keir Graff on The Write Question Thursday, September 9, at 6:30 p.m. (Yellowstone Public Radio) or 7:30 p.m. (Montana Public Radio).

Or use this link to listen online anytime and find more information about Keir Graff.

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