Thriller

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Norwegian By Night Derek B. Miller, Scribe, $32.95 Is Shel­don Horowitz a se­nile 82-year-old or is he re­ally an ex-US Marine sniper dec­o­rated for his ac­tion in the Korean War? The prob­lem is Shel­don spent so long telling his wife he was just a clerk that when he says he wasn’t she con­cludes he has lost his mar­bles. Now she’s dead and Shel­don is liv­ing in Nor­way with his grand­daugh­ter and her hus­band. He wit­nesses a murder and is on the run with the young son of the vic­tim. If Shel­don re­ally is what he says, he will save the boy and him­self from a killer; but if he is just imag­in­ing things … It’s sus­pense­ful, in­trigu­ing and pop­u­lated with char­ac­ters you care about. Best of all, Miller doesn’t over-do it – you can draw your own con­clu­sions. Ian Or­chard

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