ASH by David Walker


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This is intended to be a modern up-date of Walker's first novel, The Storm and the Silence, a manhunt of almost thirty years ago. Hiding out here is a Scotsman, Nigel Ash, in the Canadian woods and lodge of his too upright brother Dan and his much more loving and giving wife, Lorna. Nigel has quite a record from war pilot, shot down, to trigger-tempered contrabandist. For the first two-thirds--a rather long detente with lots of wild life all around and environmental uplift--Nigel is writing his book which is really about himself and falling in love with Lorna. Then he shoots a deer killer and from then on it's up and off and out since he already has a second name to use and he's also given a second chance by his pursuant. . . . If you're looking for a staunch, sentimental, regenerative adventure story, this may put a little color in your cheeks.

Pub Date: June 1st, 1976
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin