Double Exposure by Michael Lister

By Michael Lister

A 2010 Florida booklet Award finalist!One fateful fall night, because the sunlight sinks and the darkness expands, flora and fauna photographer Remington James ventures deep into the river swamp to aim out a few new gear and cost his digicam traps.While checking his digicam traps, scanning the eerie pictures of overexposed deer and bats and foxes, Remington comes around the so much haunting photographs of his life—the frame-by-frame trap of a stunning crime. by way of exposing the felony, Remington has uncovered himself to hazard, even attainable extinction. Hunted like an animal through the predator and his psychotic pals, Remington needs to do issues: make it during the evening and make it to the river—and the percentages of doing both are narrow to none."Double publicity is basically riveting! I sat down, plugged in and did not wake up until eventually the final web page. With elegiac prose, insightful characterization and a splendidly inventive plot, Michael Lister has squeezed each ounce of terror and thrills out of a dismal evening within the woods."—Michael Connelly, writer of The Scarecrow"A Hitchcockian mystery. A spellbinding page-turner.” -Booklist"Lyrical, evocative prose, akin to Cormac McCarthy‘s 'The Road.'”-Panama urban information Herald"Mr. Lister's eloquent evocation of the great thing about the realm and its non-human population makes transparent to the reader what has drawn his protagonist again and simply explains James' go back to the career on which he had became his again. The threats to the region's surroundings are made both bright. the radical is thought-provoking, whereas whilst the writer deftly continues and gradually builds suspense. Mr. Lister's writing is stylistically clean, usually alliterative, and specific. "Double publicity" is a unconditionally unique and eventually haunting paintings, and it really is hugely recommended."-Gloria Feit

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Stillness. The hardwood hammock he’s entering is serene and motionless, the only sounds the swish and crackle of the dead leaves he’s trudging through, the damp, brown coverage so thick he can’t see his boots. Somewhere in the distance, a woodpecker taps out his mating morse code on the resonant bole of a hollow tree, and when a gentle breeze sways the tops of oaks, cypresses, magnolias, and gums, the falling leaves around him sound like the start of a soft rainfall. The blanket of downed leaves is so thick, he can’t believe there are any left on the trees, but the ancient timbers are far from barren.

Needing him. Having waged a futile war against MS for decades, his mother is now in the final stages of peace talks with this foreign captor of her body. The only terms she can get are complete and unconditional surrender, which she’s nearly ready to give. He had promised his dad he’d take care of her, move back to the Panhandle to be with her, and here he is lost in the middle of a cypress swamp on a freezing night, hunted like one of the endangered animals he’s been trying to help. Sorry, Dad.

She’s not gonna kill you. Glancing away from you and avoiding eye contact is a threat-averting action. No human’s ever been killed by a Florida black bear. In preparation for this moment, Remington had read a great deal about these animals, learning how gentle most of them are, how they eat mostly fruit and insects. This time of year, her diet consists primarily of the fruits of saw palmetto, cabbage palm, tupelo, and oaks. Overdevelopment and the resulting loss of inhabitable land has the black bear’s vast, original, heavily forested hardwood habitats fractured into tiny green slivers between urban and suburban sprawl, unable to sustain the beautiful, magnificent creature standing so majestically before him right now.

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