New paperback book copy of Nobody: A Novel by Creston Mapes. Colorado Springs CO: Multnomah Books (Random House, Inc.), 2007. Printed in U.S.A. xii, 386 pages. Includes questions for discussion. 5.5 x 8.25 x 1 inches, 21 cm. Responding to an early morning call on his police scanner, Las Vegas reporter Hudson Ambrose is first on the scene where he finds a dead homeless man with a bankbook in his pocket showing a balance of almost one million dollars. Free shipping on domestic orders $25 and over!
"They said, "He's a nobody."
They were dead wrong.
When reporter Hudson Ambrose hears an early morning call on his police scanner about an injured person at a bus stop on Las Vegas Boulevard, he rushes to the scene to get the scoop.
His world is blown off its axis when he discovers a murdered homeless man with a bankbook in his pocket showing a balance of almost one million dollars. Should he wait for the police, knowing the case will get lost in reams of red tape, or swipe the bankbook and take the investigation-and perhaps a chunk of the money-into his own hands?
With sirens bearing down on the scene, Hudson makes an impulse decision that whisks him on a frantic search for answers, not only about the mysterious dead man, but about the lost soul lurking within himself.
Uncovering bizarre links between a plane crash, a Las Vegas pit boss, a dirty cop, and a widowed Atlanta business mogul, Hudson is forced to find out: who was Chester Holte, what was he doing on the streets, and why are his homeless friends convinced he was an angel in disguise?