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Xlibris Corporation, Sep 11, 2012 - Fiction - 336 pages
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Ashley Roper, Gulf War combat veteran, is now a writer and tabloid publisher in Charleston, SC. The nearby Bay Area State Hospital (BASH) for the criminally insane, is offering up a rich variety of potentially juicy stories including an escaped murderer, a patient released by a jury, the violent death of a staff member, and illicit drugs finding their way through the barbed wire perimeter of BASH. Ash decides to investigate from the inside, but through a series of unforeseen circumstances, ends up trapped in the hospital as a patient. Ash ́s headstrong wife and her lawyer buddy, a roadside cafe owner, a sexy weather girl, a meth tweaking biker, a crooked cop, a homicide detective, and a variety of incompetent bureacrats cross paths in this engaging and dramatic adventure. Parts of the story are narrated by hard drinking, blues playing psychiatrist, "Doc" Kerrigan, who lands squarely in the middle of the dilemma. The Napa Valley Register calls BASH "an enthralling read."

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Chapter 29
Chapter 30
Chapter 31
Chapter 32
Chapter 33
Chapter 34
Chapter 35
Chapter 36

Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 28
Chapter 37
Chapter 38
Chapter 39
Chapter 40
Chapter 41
Chapter 42
Chapter 43
Chapter 44
Chapter 45
Chapter 46
Chapter 47
Chapter 48
Chapter 49
Chapter 50
Chapter 51
Chapter 52
Chapter 53
Chapter 54
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About the author (2012)

 Mike Bartos is a physician, psychiatrist, and amateur jazz musician who lives with his wife Jody in Napa, California.

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