Charlie's Angle

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About the author:
John Paul McKinney holds a PhD degree in developmental and clinical psychology from Ohio State University and has taught at McGill, Smith College, and Michigan State University.

Author of articles, chapters, encyclopedia entries and widely used text books, and former North American book reviews editor for the Journal of Adolescence, McKinney has also written short stories, one of which won an award (Writers-Editors Network International Competition - Honorable mention) and another of which was published in The Mountain Scribe Anthology. This is his first novel.

John Paul lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, with his wife, three dogs and an obnoxious parrot. When he isn't writing or reading, he is either practicing his Celtic harp, creating sawdust in a woodworking shop, trying to fool trout with flies in a local stream, or knitting socks or sweaters.

Charlie's Angle

Authored by John Paul McKinney

High-school principal, Charlie Brannigan, is known for his easy going manner until the day he crosses paths with the Newsome family. When Tommy Newsome flunks out of math class, his mother, Catherine-a powerful member of the school board-calls for his teacher's resignation. In defending the young teacher, Charlie learns just how much sway the Newsome family has within the community. When Tommy and four other star athletes are later accused of leading a dangerous hazing ceremony-threatening their chances to compete at state finals-Charlie must decide if seeking justice is worth risking his job. Complicating his decision, Charlie's wife is facing a dangerous illness. Charlie has always told his wrestling students, "We are men of character first." But how far must one man go to defend his integrity?

Charlie's Angle is an intimate story of power, compassion, and commitment. The story takes place in the present time in a fictional town in Wisconsin.

Publication Date:
1491091894 / 9781491091890
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / General

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