December Boys by Joe Clifford
A Jay Porter Novel (Jay Porter Series)

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Despite a bit of mental health care preachiness, Clifford has written a very human tale of redemption.
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Jay Porter, the newest employee at NorthEastern Insurance in New Hampshire, is investigating an accident claim when he learns the teenager behind the wheel was arrested for minor drug possession and sentenced to a hardcore behavioral modification center. At the county courthouse, Jay meets Nicki, a young college intern, who tips him off to a possible scandal—first-time juvenile offenders being shipped to private institutions for political kickbacks. He learns that long-time family nemeses, Adam and Michael Lombardi, may have a stake in the scheme. Is Jay’s mission to help these kids a legitimate crusade? Or is his thirst for revenge driven by the guilt he feels over his own junkie brother’s death? These questions conspire to tear apart tranquility and drive a wedge between Jay and his wife Jenny. With help from new friend Nicki, and a couple of old friends, Jay finds himself thrust back into a past he had hoped to leave behind, putting everything—and everyone he loves—at risk in pursuit of the truth.


About Joe Clifford

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Joe Clifford writes from experience. He spent a decade on the streets before getting back on track to make writing his life. He is the award-winning author of Choice Cuts, Wake the Undertaker, and Junkie Love. Clifford lives in California with his wife, Justine, and their son.
Published June 7, 2016 by Oceanview Publishing. 304 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Oct 24 2016

Despite a bit of mental health care preachiness, Clifford has written a very human tale of redemption.

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