An Honest Man
Paddy is a single mom in Alaska, struggling to makes end meet, who robs a recently deceased rich man's house. She tries to sell her goods to Jason, long ago an academic, now interested in nothing more than his next drink.
What she stole may be very old, very valuable, and very rare: a mysterious manuscript that somehow traveled from 13th century Al-Andalusia to 21st century Anchorage.
They find a rich buyer for the manuscript but first they need to contend with blackmail, addiction, and just translating the 800 year old book. Paddy and Jason have to navigate unemployment, kidnapping, and an eccentric sadist with a penchant for conspiracy theory and medieval Arabic philosophy. Paddy and Jason find themselves at the center of a bloody contest started decades ago by the dead man, the buyer, and the conspiracy theorist.
About Thomas A Brown (Atlanta, Georgia Author)
Thomas Brown doesn’t like writing in the 3rd person, in fact he finds it disturbing that anyone would want to know anything about him. It isn’t like he’s embarrassed about having been a cook, laborer, or political operative (maybe that last one) but why is it your business?
At his most pretentious, Thomas may introduce himself as an historian and journalist; at his most sober, a freelance writer with regular bylines in many magazines and journals in the US and the EU. For some reason, Thomas has found himself covering Chinese politics and culture, and, when feeling masochistic, American politics as well.
Thomas grew up in Europe, has traveled the world, considers Alaska to be his home-state, and is currently hermit in residence in rural Georgia where he teaches history online and writes. He occasionally makes use of his Master's Degree but not really.