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Works by John Shannon

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The Concrete River
Type of work: Novel
Published by: John Brown Books (Salem, OR), 1996 (distributed by
Consortium Book Sales & Distribution) (trade paperback);
Berkley Prime Crime, 1998 (mass market)
ISBN: 0-9639050-5-8 (trade paperback); 0-425-16193-5 (mass market)
Setting: L.A. with overtones of urban craziness, present.
Brief plot description: Jack Liffey tries to track down a missing woman but
gets caught up in an urban nightmare where nothing it what it seems.
Character notes: Jack is a laid-off aerospace tech writer.

The Cracked Earth
Type of work: Novel
Published by: Berkley Prime Crime, 1999
ISBN: 0-425-16732-1
Setting: L.A. with overtones of urban craziness, present.
Brief plot description: Searching for the daughter of a fading Hollywood star,
Jack Liffey find himself falling in love with her outsize screen image. A
devastating earthquake catches them both.
Character notes: Jack is a laid-off aerospace tech writer.

The Poison Sky
Type of work: Novel
Published by: Berkley Prime Crime, 4/00
ISBN: 0-425-17424-7
Setting: L.A. with overtones of urban craziness, present.
Brief plot description: Jack gets caught up in L.A.'s world of cults and
religions, until everyone is threatened by a poison gas spill.
Character notes: Jack is a laid-off aerospace tech writer.

The Taking of the Waters
Type of work: General Fiction Novel
Published by: John Brown Books (Salem, OR), 1994
(distributed by Consortium Book Sales & Distribution)
ISBN: 0-9639050-1-5
Setting: California, Michigan; 1920s, late 1930s, 1980s.
Brief plot description: A three-generation saga of the American Left, set in the Owens Valley during the war between the farmers and L.A., and in Flint,
Michigan during the sit-down strikes.
Other notes: The first two-thirds of the book are based directly on historical
incidents.


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