A Sticky Business and Short Stories

A Sticky Business and Short Stories

by Mel King

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A Sticky Business is a fact-based story into which I have inserted two fictional protagonists so as to raise a question that is the theme of the novel. A young priest in Boston witnesses a tragic incident in which several blocks are destroyed and many righteous are killed or injured. He begins a quest to learn why God permitted such a disaster to befall innocent people while two Mafia Dons lead long and prosperous lives. His attorney-friend gathers evidence and prosecutes those he believes are responsible for the incident. They ultimately reach different conclusions as to the priest's quest.

The 14 fact-based short stories begin with the story of a poor boy from Brooklyn who moves West, becomes a famous lawman, only to have his career shattered when secrets from his distant past are revealed. He dies a pauper, his achievements forgotten. The other creative nonfiction stories range from an Olympic athlete who achieves a glorious but costly victory, to the journalist who gets a killer scoop.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151409636
Publisher: Wasteland Press
Publication date: 04/17/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 170
File size: 193 KB

About the Author

Mel King is a graduate of Bates College and Harvard Law School. After spending five years as a professor at a California law school and over forty years as a successful trial attorney, he retired and turned to writing fact-based stories of unusual incidents in the lives of mostly famous people. His first book, The End of the Line, a collection of short stories, was published in 2012. The novel, A Sticky Business, his second book, was inspired by the author’s contemplation of whether there is an after-life, after being afflicted with a rare, incurable cancer. The fourteen fact-based short stories relate unusual incidents in the lives of mostly famous people. It is hoped that high school and college students, as well as the general public, who read this book, might be inspired to learn more about history.

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