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Fifty Mice - A Novel

Daniel Pyne

What if a man is placed in the Federal Witness Protection Program against his will? And doesn't even know what he supposedly knows that merits a new name, a new identity, a new life? Jay Johnson is an Average Joe, a thirty-something guy with a job in telephone sales, a regular pick-up basketball game, and a devoted girlfriend he seems ready to marry. But one weekday afternoon, he's abducted on a Los Angeles Metro train, tranquilized, interrogated, and his paper trail obliterated. What did he see, what terrible crime-or criminal-is he keeping secret? It must be something awfully big. The trouble is, Jay has no clue. Furious and helpless, and convinced that the government has made a colossal mistake, Jay is involuntarily relocated to a community on Catalina Island-which turns out to be inhabited mainly by other protected witnesses. Isolated in a world of strangers, Jay begins to realize that only way out is through the twisted maze of lies and unreliable memories swirling through his own mind. If he can locate-or invent-a repressed memory that might satisfy the Feds, maybe he can make it back to the mainland and his wonderful, even if monotonous, life. Set in a noir contemporary L.A. and environs, Fifty Mice is a Hitchcockian thriller as surreal and mysterious as a Kafka nightmare. Chilling, paranoiac, and thoroughly original, it will have readers grasping to distinguish what is real and what only seems that way.

What if a man is placed in the Federal Witness Protection Program against his will? And doesn't even know what he supposedly knows that merits a new name, a new identity, a new life? Jay Johnson is an Average Joe, a thirty-something guy with a job in telephone sales, a regular pick-up basketball game, and a devoted girlfriend he seems ready to marry. But one weekday afternoon, he's abducted on a Los Angeles Metro train, tranquilized, interrogated, and his paper trail obliterated. What did he see, what terrible crime-or criminal-is he keeping secret? It must be something awfully big. The trouble is, Jay has no clue. Furious and helpless, and convinced that the government has made a colossal mistake, Jay is involuntarily relocated to a community on Catalina Island-which turns out to be inhabited mainly by other protected witnesses. Isolated in a world of strangers, Jay begins to realize that only way out is through the twisted maze of lies and unreliable memories swirling through his own mind. If he can locate-or invent-a repressed memory that might satisfy the Feds, maybe he can make it back to the mainland and his wonderful, even if monotonous, life. Set in a noir contemporary L.A. and environs, Fifty Mice is a Hitchcockian thriller as surreal and mysterious as a Kafka nightmare. Chilling, paranoiac, and thoroughly original, it will have readers grasping to distinguish what is real and what only seems that way.
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What if a man is placed in the Federal Witness Protection Program against his will? And doesn't even know what he supposedly knows that merits a new name, a new identity, a new life? Jay Johnson is an Average Joe, a thirty-something guy with a job in telephone sales, a regular pick-up basketball game, and a devoted girlfriend he seems ready to marry. But one weekday afternoon, he's abducted on a Los Angeles Metro train, tranquilized, interrogated, and his paper trail obliterated. What did he see, what terrible crime-or criminal-is he keeping secret? It must be something awfully big. The trouble is, Jay has no clue. Furious and helpless, and convinced that the government has made a colossal mistake, Jay is involuntarily relocated to a community on Catalina Island-which turns out to be inhabited mainly by other protected witnesses. Isolated in a world of strangers, Jay begins to realize that only way out is through the twisted maze of lies and unreliable memories swirling through his own mind. If he can locate-or invent-a repressed memory that might satisfy the Feds, maybe he can make it back to the mainland and his wonderful, even if monotonous, life. Set in a noir contemporary L.A. and environs, Fifty Mice is a Hitchcockian thriller as surreal and mysterious as a Kafka nightmare. Chilling, paranoiac, and thoroughly original, it will have readers grasping to distinguish what is real and what only seems that way.

Language:

English

Narrators:

D. W. Moffett

Length:

8h 49m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:00


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:55


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:53


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:11


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:13


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:42


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:23


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:54


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:26


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:50


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:10


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:25


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:13


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:47


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:06


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:31


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:44


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:21


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:00


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:47


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:34


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:39


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:13


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:32


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:16


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:41


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:22


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:20


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:40


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:56


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:40


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:43


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:30


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:29


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:54


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:36


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:21


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:23


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:16


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:22


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:37


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:44


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:36


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:36


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:31


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:26


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:50


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:32


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:25


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:32


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

02:11


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:27


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:38


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:35


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:41


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:49


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

09:49


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

09:48


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

09:59


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

09:53


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

00:36