Stop, Go, Murder is a story about murder, the game of Go, and the role of happenstance in shaping our lives. It is the first novel for Paul Freeman, who before turning to fiction has worn many hats: as a consultant to a Nobel laureate; as an international elections observer; as a corporate, non-profit and political strategist; and as mayor of Laguna Beach, California.
About the Story
When a struggling ex-gangster learns his former boss has been murdered, he hatches a blackmail scheme, then targets possible suspects. And the race is on: he must complete his rounds before the killer is caught by a detective, Steven Crane, who lately sees his life, and his current case, as a bad game of Go, the ancient board game of strategy and his obsession. Eventually the awkward, erudite detective pegs a charismatic all-night donut cafe owner as the one who holds the key – not to solving the case; to unlocking his dormant heart.
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