The story of Clayton Blaisdell, Jr.--of the crimes committed against him and the crimes he commits, including his last, the kidnapping of a baby heir worth millions. Blaze has been a slow thinker since childhood, when his father threw him down the stairs--and then threw him down again. After escaping an abusive institution for boys when he was a teenager, Blaze hooks up with George, a seasoned criminal who thinks he has all the answers. But then George is killed, and Blaze, though haunted by his partner, is on his own.
Criminals -- Fiction.
Kidnapping -- Fiction.
Maine -- Fiction.
Orphanages -- Fiction.
Swindlers and swindling -- Fiction.