The Adjustment

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Catapult, Aug 1, 2011 - Fiction - 226 pages
“Pitch-perfect noir”: in post-WWII America, a soldier is haunted by wartime secrets as he plans to destroy the aircraft industry in his Kansas hometown (Library Journal).
 
The war is over, but that doesn’t mean things are better for PR man Wayne Ogden or any of the returning vets. Their home of Wichita, Kansas—built around the Collins Aircraft industry and its wealthy founder, Everett Collins—is not what they remember. With violence breaking out as soldiers try to adjust back to civilian life, Wayne attempts to destroy his former mentor and take down Collins Aircraft—the once fabled company that provided planes to Amelia Earhart, Charles Lindbergh, and Wiley Post.
 
But Wayne is being haunted by anonymous letters that carry threats alluding to his secretive wartime past. Soon his plans to destroy Collins and his company take a dark turn toward blackmail, extortion, and murder.
 

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Contents

Title Page
THREE A PALMFUL OF WARM SPIT
A SEMINAR
SIX THE FRIENDS OF TOM PENDERGAST
EIGHT A SENTIMENTAL TALE OF
TEN A GOOD DEAL TEN IN HOME FURNISHINGS
ELEVEN FATHER FLANAGAN CONTRADICTS HIMSELF
TWELVE CLYDE BEATTYS PRIZE ORANGOUTANG
THIRTEEN UP GO THE LEGS INTO THE
FIFTEEN SAUL OF TARSUS
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Scott Phillips is the author of The Ice Harvest, The Walkaway, and Cottonwood. He was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, and lived for many years in France. He now lives with his wife and daughter in St. Louis, Missouri.

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