By Thomas E. Kennedy

Underneath the Neon Egg is a unique of jazz, violence, intercourse, dying, love, and the underbelly of lifestyles, set within the low gentle of a Copenhagen wintry weather. it's the tale of Patrick Bluett, a forty-three-year-old Irish­-American in Denmark, divorced and navigating his dating along with his college-age kids, trying to find lifestyles in a brand new kingdom. it's also the tale of his neighbor, a guy in an identical situation who turns into his friend—and turns into entangled with a Russian prostitute.

The novel borrows its four-part constitution from John Coltrane’s majestic jazz symphony A Love splendid, which Patrick Bluett listens to as he gazes out the window on the frozen streets of his followed urban, blind to occasions within the residence around the corridor, and ignorant of the implications his good friend will meet—or will, maybe, break out.

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With competition that tight they had to be careful in everything they did. A few bad marks on an officer’s record, or even one, could sink all chances of ever reaching that coveted position. A department head had to want it. He had to be willing to make sacrifices. And, he had to be lucky. Lately, the engineer’s luck had been running thin, and Edwards was growing concerned about him. The engineering department had failed a surprise inspection by the Department of Naval Reactors when Providence stopped in Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean, just before starting the journey home.

The conference with ComSubPac probably boded ill for the Providence. He had been in boats long enough to know that. But, it did not matter to him. The ship would pull in to reprovision and he would catch the first taxi to the airport and be gone from this place forever. ADMIRAL Quentin Chappell’s static image appeared on the display of the small laptop computer in Edwards’ stateroom. The image looked snowy and faded in and out as the ship’s communications transceivers and the satellite link synchronized.

So, you leave us today, Mr. ” Lake nodded, still watching the mountains with his own binoculars. ” Lake came close to chuckling. ” Edwards considered stopping the conversation there, but something in Lake’s response surprised him. He sensed a small amount of anxiety in the young lieutenant’s voice. ” Edwards asked with indiscernible hesitancy. Lake glanced at Edwards like a son reluctant to share his thoughts with his father. “Get an MBA, sir,” he finally answered. “Go to Wharton or Harvard . .

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