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Rag and Bone


Joe Clifford

FROM THE BOOK JACKET: Having spent ten months on the run after he was framed for the murder of an estate-clearing associate, handyman Jay Porter returns to his hometown of Ashton, New Hampshire. During his time as a fugitive, he searched for a hard drive--evidence that would put his longtime nemeses Adam and Michael Lombardi behind bars. But he came up empty handed.

He has nothing. No hard drive, no hope. He hasn't spoken to his ex-wife and son in almost a year and he's broke. With his reputation tarnished and employment opportunities nonexistent, Jay takes a charity assignment from old friend/flame Alison Rodgers and learns of a fire at Alison's former rehab farm. Jay is convinced that the Lombardis started a fire as a scare tactic to pressure Alison to sell. As Jay begins to look into the origins of the fire, he hopes he will finally be able to put away his enemies. But he soon discovers that evil isn't so easy to define, and that sometimes we need to take the law into our own hands if we want justice.

Image result for joe cliffordABOUT THE AUTHOR: Award-winning author Joe Clifford was born in Berlin, CT. He now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Justine, and two sons. He is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University and holds an MFA degree from Florida International University. However, prior to these scholarly accomplishments, Joe had been a heroin and methamphetamine addict--an addiction that landed him homeless on the streets. After ten years, Joe turned his life around. He now uses the backdrop of his own extreme experience to shine a light on the misunderstood and marginalized. Rag and Bone is the fifth novel in his award-winning Jay Porter series.


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