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Book Reading with Len Abram

January 20, 2020 @ 3:30 pm 4:30 pm

Len Abram will be reading from his new book, Empty Doorways, at our Boston, MA location. He taught writing and literature at three universities, including teaching American service men and women in Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, Korea, and Bermuda. Len spent a year teaching Marines on Okinawa how to write and believes they may have taught him more than he instructed them. After a PhD, Len transitioned into high tech data communications and networks for BBN in Cambridge and the Federal Reserve System.

He once instructed NATO soldiers in Germany on how to manage their network. He went on to write about financial services software for Fidelity Investments and got his broker’s license. His interest in the taxi business came from a friend, who ran three cabs around the clock. His father was in the Russian army and one cousin graduated from the Gulag. For six years Len reviewed for the Drood Review of Mystery. His short story Cup of Kindness was published in an anthology. The Medallion was his first novel, and Debris his second.


The search is on for the missing black twelve-year-old, Gabriel Clay. Few know Gabriel has a secret, with built-in dangers. 

Seasoned Boston detectives Ben Schwartz and Al Di Natale join the search, knowing full well that the area the boy and his grandmother live in is plagued with drugs and violence. However, the school he attends, George Washington Carver Charter School, offers a first-rate education and an outstanding basketball program. 

Wounded Army captain, Ty Douglass, a graduate himself, returns from Afghanistan and joins the hunt. Douglass connects with old friends, Solomon Greer and Charles O’Toole (“Tool”). They share a tragedy from their youth; the unsolved murder of a friend. 

Empty Doorways has many secrets. Gabriel Clay has his, City Councilor Marty Doyle has his own, and Douglass wonders if Greer and Tool, whose illegal business is becoming more treacherous, know more about their friend’s death than they are admitting. 

Detectives Schwartz and Di Natale must risk their lives to uncover the secrets. 
Otherwise, there will be more empty doorways, more loved ones who never come home.

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