Colored Floodlights by Frank Drury

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This new novel tells the story of a veteran returning home from the war. After serving three tours in Afghanistan, Roy Calhoun, whose mind now often works on a sixth-grade level, comes home to Jacksonville, Florida to try and live a normal life, which is difficult to do with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He is fortunate enough to be introduced to a psychologist named Parker Boyce, who not only treats him with therapy but befriends him as well. He takes Roy into his upscale home in an affluent neighborhood of the 1% and treats him like he is a part of the family, even hiring him as caretaker and helping him start classes at the local community college. Parker Boyce's wife has a younger sister, Roberta, who comes to visit and a romance begins to develop between Roberta and Roy. She convinces him to attend some of the Occupy Wall Street protests that are going on in major cities all over the country. With help from his Xanax prescription, Roy attends rallies with Roberta, although he never really seems to understand the 1% vs. 99% confrontations that take place. He spends very little time having Afghanistan flashbacks and is able to function well with therapy and medicine, until a moment comes one day when he loses control and shows a side of himself he has tried to keep hidden.

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Frank Drury is the author of AN EMPTY SKY, published in 2010. Midwest Book Review called it "a fascinating and thought provoking read". He spent the early years of his career as a struggling screenwriter in California before moving to the East Coast and finding success in the high risk world of futures trading, which is where he gained the inspiration for AN EMPTY SKY. He currently lives in Highlands Ranch, Colorado with his wife and daughters and continues to write fiction. A DREAM AWAY was his second novel, published in 2011. Midwest Book Review said, "Learning the value of family and what it all means." Another reviewer wrote, "The reader will not welcome real life interruptions!"This book, COLORED FLOODLIGHTS, is his latest novel. His books are available through Kindle,,,, Powell's Books, Tattered Cover, and Boulder Bookstore. They may also be purchased through your local independent book store. You may contact the author at or, visit his website at to read some of the reviews of his work.
Published December 12, 2013 by frank drury. 302 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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After a somewhat dry prologue, the novel jumps to life as we meet Parker and Katrina Boyce, a young married couple that has recently moved to Florida from California.

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