The Mad Season by Al Blanchard, 290 pages, jacketed soft cover.
From the award-winning author of Murder At Walden Pond and The Iscariot Conspiracy comes a new novel of psychological suspense. When schoolteacher Steve Asher gets a late night phone call from his principal asking him to attend an early morning meeting, Steve reluctantly agrees only to find his boss has been murdered. The police investigationnuncovers secrets and motives for the killing among the school staff. After a second death, the cops focus on Asher's best friend and this "odd couple" decide to unmask the killer on their own. When the trap they set turns disastrous the two men are forced to fight for their own survival.
The Mad Season has all of the plot twists, humor and page turning suspense the reader has come to expect from Al Blanchard.
Steve Asher seems to get into a lot of trouble for an eighth grade history teacher. Steve is bright, inquisitive, and thinks he's much funnier than most other people do. Steve is divorced, dating his ex-wife, surrounded by eccentric, kooky friends and trying to be a darn good teacher. The last thing he wants to do is solve murders.
"Asher joins Spencer, Scudder, Gunther, Kinsey and Carlotta as welcome company." -David R. Surette, author of Malden.