Double Fugue (A Hunter & Holmes Mystery Book 2)
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The second novel in the Hunter & Holmes series, Double Fugue continues to chronicle the adventures of Jason and Daniel that summer. The title refers to the two intertwining stories of the book, and the psychological impact that its events have on the two people Jason and Daniel assist. The main story line involves Daniel and his chance meeting with rock star Ethan Savage who is retiring from the music business and planning to give away most of his huge fortune from recording and publishing rights. When Daniel accidentally witnesses Ethan's mysterious disappearance and replacement by a double, he become involved in a very strange and troubling set of circumstances that end up having a major impact on his life. Daniel also discovers that there are many facets to music as he explores the pop side and learns about the concert/classical side through his interactions with Ethan Savage, Jason's friend Robert Fischer, and local educator and conductor David Molinari.
The other story line in Double Fugue begins when Marilyn and Jorge Ferreira, Jason's neighbors from down the block, knock on his door one evening and tell him how worried they are about their young nephew, 14-year-old Eric Acosta, who lives in Springdale, a small Monterey County town 70 miles south of the Silicon Valley. Eric apparently has been attacked, but refuses to talk about it with anyone, and seems to be withdrawing from communication with any adult, including his very concerned mother. Marilyn thinks that maybe Jason could get through to him, and asks him if he would be willing to try. Based on his own experiences as a crime victim and what he is told by the Ferreiras, Jason immediately senses that Eric has been victimized by a cruel predator. Jason and Daniel, along with their adult friend and advisor, Mr. Joe Connor, quickly set out to visit Eric and try to get him to reveal what happened. What they discover and become involved in is quite disturbing and gut wrenching! The book includes 43 full color illustrations, a “musical” graphic design, and a bonus musical score.
and music sometime!” “I promise that one day we will, Joe. But right now all of our efforts need to focus on reaching out and helping Eric.” “You are right, Jason. It’s a sad commentary on his town and community that it took a couple of outsiders to actually make that outreach! I think the thing that got him to open up was when you told him about your kidnapping ordeal and he realized that you truly understood much of what he experienced. The fact that you were able to talk openly about the
incredible things that happened to me yesterday?” When she answered no, Daniel gave her a quick summary of what he had been through. “That’s why I have been trying to contact you and Dad. Thank goodness Jason and his parents have been here to help me out!” “Daniel, are you okay? Do you need us to come home right away?” “Mom, I am exhausted from all of the activity over the past two days and frustrated that we don’t seem to be communicating very well lately. Yesterday I did see a doctor and he
they will act on it today. For now, I want the three of you to stay here in this room.” Lieutenant Garcia then got up and left the room. “Mom and Dad, I still can’t believe what is happening!” Daniel exclaimed expressing his shock and disbelief at what he had just heard. “Was it really worth it to go after Ethan’s money this way? Are we in some financial trouble that you haven’t told me about? From what I can see we are doing all right. We are not rich or anything, but we have a house and are
of who would have a motive for kidnapping Eric. What I don’t understand his how he was able to track Eric down so quickly! Did you see any sign of a struggle when you came back here?” “Not really, although Eric’s room was messed up. Up until now Eric always kept his room neat and tidy, probably fearing that somehow he would lose it!” “Let’s go take a look at it,” Jason suggested. Jason and Marilyn went into Eric’s room, and found that he had left his clothes and shoes all over the floor. There
father to me! Not once did you ever want to just do normal father and son things, like play sports, or go on camping trips, or even just fix things around the house. Why is every conversation with you always about swimmer boy this or swimmer boy that?’ “He replied, ‘When I met Anna, and later you, I saw exactly the young boy I wanted to have for myself. I wanted a barefoot boy only wearing a pair of trunks. A swimmer boy. Not a normal boy who would cost me a lot of money and time, then grow up