Saturday, December 10, 2011

New excerpt from UNANNOUNCED

Dr. Jonathan Harding has arrived in Boston to investigate an attempted infiltration of a large rehabilitation hospital by a man with a Middle Eastern appearance and an Arabic sounding name:

   "Jonathan Harding's flight arrived at Boston Logan Airport in the early afternoon on Friday. He picked up a car from the rental concession then headed for his waterfront hotel on Charles River Avenue at Tudor Wharf.

   Relaxed in an easy chair and weary from his travel day, he found the reports [from The Joint Commission] tedious.... He put the reports aside, pulled on a light weight half-zip sweater, and took the elevator down to the hotel lobby to find its casual out-of-doors restaurant on the wharf. The air was clean there, the evening warm. The restaurant's tables were arranged to give guests the sense of eating among the boats.

   The place triggered fond memories for Jonathan.... He smiled at seeing the many sailboats alongside motorized fishing craft docked in the harbor, all of them quiet at day's end. Nautical smells of salt water and sea creatures filled the air. Creaking masts, riggings blowing gently against wood and fiberglass, and the soft lapping of water against the vessels' hulls made relaxing music to his ears. The sun was low in a clear sky, brightening the entire harbor with a golden glow."

Follow Jonathan's further adventures in Boston, then in Detroit, Los Angeles, and Newton, New Jersey. The book is available at

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow! It takes me to the Wharf,feel the sea air, enjoy the smells of the sea, and I am able to "hear" the sounds of the boats gently bumping against the wharf. As a lover of seaside havens, this is music to my ears. George, you have created beautiful scene.
This is just one scene from Unannounced; it should be a movie!