Shunned because of his role in the infamous Greenwich Massacre, PI Varian Pike finds himself on the outs with just about everybody. When buildings all over Stamford start exploding, Pike has to find a way to join the hunt for the bomber. After he partners with a mysterious British insurance investigator and a beautiful American psychologist, the team discovers that the bombs are not being planted by a mad bomber, as everybody thinks, but by a man on a mission who calls himself Hoochie Coochie Man. The discovery of his true identity reveals far more than just his real name.
After living and teaching in Philadelphia for nearly 40 years, Jack moved back to his home territory of New England. He was born in Connecticut, which inspired many of his poems and the Varian Pike novels, but now he lives in Massachusetts where he writes, follows politics, and seeks out the perfect food trip.
He continues to hunt for a cherry 1953 Chevy Bel Air two-door hardtop. In the meantime, he's content to drive a BMW Z4.
Watch Jack DeWitt sit down with Cape Cod Writer's Center for their segment Books and the World, recorded on January 19th. We discuss Varian Pike's background, the real life connections behind the crimes, and the inspiration for creating the world.
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