DESOLATION SOUND

by Fraser C. Heston and Heather J. Mcadams

MSRP $ 9.95 (Amazon) Paperback
ISBN# 13-9781514193945
Pages 217
Reviewed by Patricia Gallagher
This great book will grab you and not let go as it keeps you guessing to the very end.

Loosely based on a real-life unsolved mystery in Washington State and British Columbia where human feet are found having washed ashore. Not one or two but fifteen individual feet have appeared since 2007.

The book opens with a retired Seattle police detective, Jack Harris, finding a foot on the shore of an island he frequently fishes. Previously Seattle’s top serial killer case solver, he’s become a loner since his retirement along with a heavy drinking habit. Finding the severed foot on the rocky shoreline thrusts him into the world of the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police). Jack feels the work they are doing on the severed feet cases is sloppy. Interestingly in real life, the RCMP has officially declared all the found feet as being from suicides.

In the meantime, Liz MacDonald a public relations person for the RCMP is thrown into a sting operation to catch a rapist. She is a runner and a beautiful blonde, the rapist has already attacked seven women in Stanley Park who are also all blondes.

Liz and Jack get together to try and solve the crimes, very much against her boss and RCMP partners wishes. They, Richards and Fouché are anything but receptive to Harris’ ideas and don’t like an outsider from the United States interfering with their work.

The setting for the book is the beautiful islands off the coast of British Columbia. While reading this book one can smell the pines and sea air…keeping an eye out for severed feet!

This book will keep you frozen to your spot until the unbelievable end. Several reviewers are hoping it will soon be made into a movie, I can agree with that.

About the authors.

HEATHER J. MCADAMS is originally from Pittsburgh, PA. She graduated from Duke University, having majored in Public Policy, Philosophy and Women’s Studies. Figuring there was more red tape in D.C than any development hell, filmmaking, writing, acting and stand-up comedy seemed like an obvious career pursuit. With a budget of 360 dollars (American), she co-wrote, produced and starred in, REALITY WORLD, ECHO PARK which won the Silverlake Award at the Silverlake Film Festival.

Most recently, she co-produced the award-winning documentary THE SEARCH FOR MICHAEL ROCKEFELLER, and with Fraser Heston, wrote screenplays for the feature version of that film, as well as the thriller DESOLATION SOUND (both novel and script) for Agamemnon Films, where she is head of development. In addition to Agamemnon’s exciting development slate, she is working on two comedy series: HA! and STANDUP SELFIES. She plays soccer (without diving) and just completed her second marathon. Heather lives near the beach with her husband, son, and two black dogs.

FRASER C. HESTON, the son of actor Charlton Heston and Lydia C. Heston, began his film career in Hollywood in 1955, on the back lot at Paramount Studios, playing the infant Moses in Cecil B. DeMille’s TEN COMMANDMENTS. His father, of course, portrayed the adult Moses, though Fraser has not forgiven him for taking first billing.

Fraser wrote his first produced screenplay at 21, THE MOUNTAIN MEN for Columbia pictures. Since then he has written, produced and/or directed numerous feature films, television movies, and documentaries, including MOTHER LODE, starring Charlton Heston and Academy Award winner Kim Basinger (which brought about the founding of his production company, Agamemnon Films, in 1981); THE PROUD MEN for ABC; A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS for TNT, and the critically acclaimed TREASURE ISLAND (a lifelong dream), starring his father and Academy Award winner Christian Bale. Fraser also wrote, produced and directed the Sherlock Holmes film CRUCIFER OF BLOOD for Turner.

Fraser directed the Stephen King thriller NEEDFUL THINGS and the family adventure film ALASKA, both for Castle Rock Entertainment/Columbia Pictures. He also produced the highly successful and critically-acclaimed documentary CHARLTON HESTON PRESENTS THE BIBLE, for A&E and Agamemnon, and the documentary CHARLTON HESTON & BEN-HUR, for Warner Brothers. Most recently, he wrote, produced and directed the award-winning documentary THE SEARCH FOR MICHAEL ROCKEFELLER, solving the mystery of the famous scion’s disappearance in New Guinea in 1961. Fraser has also written, with Heather J. McAdams, the screenplay for the feature version of that film, GHOSTS OF NEW GUINEA.

Always an avid outdoorsman, sailor, mountaineer, photographer and fly fisherman, Fraser’s travels and adventures have included voyages and expeditions to Alaska, Canada, Africa, Scotland, Ireland & Europe, the Amazon, the Andes, Patagonia, the Caribbean, Australia, the Red Sea, the South Pacific, Hawaii, Norway, Sweden & the North Sea, The Mediterranean, the Aegean, British Columbia, the Yukon, the North Pacific and a remarkable sailing voyage circumnavigating Cape Horn. He continues to travel the world, in search of adventure and a good story.

Fraser is a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, The Director’s Guild of America, the Writers Guild of America, and The Explorer’s Club. Fraser lived for many years in British Columbia and now resides in Los Angeles with his wife Marilyn and son Jack, only a few minutes from the back lot at Paramount.
FRASER C. HESTON, the son of actor Charlton Heston and Lydia C. Heston, began his film career in Hollywood in 1955, on the back lot at Paramount Studios, playing the infant Moses in Cecil B. DeMille’s TEN COMMANDMENTS. His father, of course, portrayed the adult Moses, though Fraser has not forgiven him for taking first billing.

Fraser wrote his first produced screenplay at 21, THE MOUNTAIN MEN for Columbia pictures. Since then he has written, produced and/or directed numerous feature films, television movies, and documentaries, including MOTHER LODE, starring Charlton Heston and Academy Award winner Kim Basinger (which brought about the founding of his production company, Agamemnon Films, in 1981); THE PROUD MEN for ABC; A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS for TNT, and the critically acclaimed TREASURE ISLAND (a lifelong dream), starring his father and Academy Award winner Christian Bale. Fraser also wrote, produced and directed the Sherlock Holmes film CRUCIFER OF BLOOD for Turner.

Fraser directed the Stephen King thriller NEEDFUL THINGS and the family adventure film ALASKA, both for Castle Rock Entertainment/Columbia Pictures. He also produced the highly successful and critically-acclaimed documentary CHARLTON HESTON PRESENTS THE BIBLE, for A&E and Agamemnon, and the documentary CHARLTON HESTON & BEN-HUR, for Warner Brothers. Most recently, he wrote, produced and directed the award-winning documentary THE SEARCH FOR MICHAEL ROCKEFELLER, solving the mystery of the famous scion’s disappearance in New Guinea in 1961. Fraser has also written, with Heather J. McAdams, the screenplay for the feature version of that film, GHOSTS OF NEW GUINEA.

Always an avid outdoorsman, sailor, mountaineer, photographer and fly fisherman, Fraser’s travels and adventures have included voyages and expeditions to Alaska, Canada, Africa, Scotland, Ireland & Europe, the Amazon, the Andes, Patagonia, the Caribbean, Australia, the Red Sea, the South Pacific, Hawaii, Norway, Sweden & the North Sea, The Mediterranean, the Aegean, British Columbia, the Yukon, the North Pacific and a remarkable sailing voyage circumnavigating Cape Horn. He continues to travel the world, in search of adventure and a good story.

Fraser is a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, The Director’s Guild of America, the Writers Guild of America, and The Explorer’s Club. Fraser lived for many years in British Columbia and now resides in Los Angeles with his wife Marilyn and son Jack, only a few minutes from the back lot at ParamounFRASER C. HESTON, the son of actor Charlton Heston and Lydia C. Heston, began his film career in Hollywood in 1955, on the back lot at Paramount Studios, playing the infant Moses in Cecil B. DeMille’s TEN COMMANDMENTS. His father, of course, portrayed the adult Moses, though Fraser has not forgiven him for taking first billing.

Fraser wrote his first produced screenplay at 21, THE MOUNTAIN MEN for Columbia pictures. Since then he has written, produced and/or directed numerous feature films, television movies, and documentaries, including MOTHER LODE, starring Charlton Heston and Academy Award winner Kim Basinger (which brought about the founding of his production company, Agamemnon Films, in 1981); THE PROUD MEN for ABC; A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS for TNT, and the critically acclaimed TREASURE ISLAND (a lifelong dream), starring his father and Academy Award winner Christian Bale. Fraser also wrote, produced and directed the Sherlock Holmes film CRUCIFER OF BLOOD for Turner.

Fraser directed the Stephen King thriller NEEDFUL THINGS and the family adventure film ALASKA, both for Castle Rock Entertainment/Columbia Pictures. He also produced the highly successful and critically-acclaimed documentary CHARLTON HESTON PRESENTS THE BIBLE, for A&E and Agamemnon, and the documentary CHARLTON HESTON & BEN-HUR, for Warner Brothers. Most recently, he wrote, produced and directed the award-winning documentary THE SEARCH FOR MICHAEL ROCKEFELLER, solving the mystery of the famous scion’s disappearance in New Guinea in 1961. Fraser has also written, with Heather J. McAdams, the screenplay for the feature version of that film, GHOSTS OF NEW GUINEA.

Always an avid outdoorsman, sailor, mountaineer, photographer and fly fisherman, Fraser’s travels and adventures have included voyages and expeditions to Alaska, Canada, Africa, Scotland, Ireland & Europe, the Amazon, the Andes, Patagonia, the Caribbean, Australia, the Red Sea, the South Pacific, Hawaii, Norway, Sweden & the North Sea, The Mediterranean, the Aegean, British Columbia, the Yukon, the North Pacific and a remarkable sailing voyage circumnavigating Cape Horn. He continues to travel the world, in search of adventure and a good story.

Fraser is a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, The Director’s Guild of America, the Writers Guild of America, and The Explorer’s Club. Fraser lived for many years in British Columbia and now resides in Los Angeles with his wife Marilyn and son Jack, only a few minutes from the back lot at Paramoun

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