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U.S Army captain and recruiting commander Kevin Callahan is stabbed to death, his body is found in a guardhouse at Hudson Technical University, a small private engineering school located in College Heights, a decayed community in New York s Hudson River Valley. The message left on Callahan s shirt reads, No more lies. The news media and pro-military and anti-war activists ...more
Paperback, 228 pages
Published March 26th 2009 by iUniverse
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Claire Franek
Feb 11, 2010 Claire Franek rated it really liked it
Feelings run high on a small college campus after a military recruiter is found dead in a guardhouse. The recruiter’s mother is in shock when she learns the news. Her son, a captain in the Army, had made it through two deployments in Iraq only to be murdered at home in America. Distraught over the news and the lack of information surrounding his death, she asks her brother, an urban planner from the Philadelphia area, to learn the truth about what happened to her son.

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April
Oct 14, 2009 April rated it really liked it
Just 3 months after returning from his second tour in Iraq and taking on his new role as a recruiting commander in College Heights, Kevin Callahan is brutally stabbed to death and the words "No more lies" are written on his shirt. The police have few leads and the Army is staying out of the investigation so Kevin's uncle, Jack Donnelly, heads out to College Heights to check things out for himself. He takes a job at Hudson Tech University, where Kevin's body was found, and discovers there may be ...more
Debbie
Jul 29, 2009 Debbie rated it liked it
I am having a hard time deciding if I really liked this book or not. The story was interesting and I did not put together all the pieces until the end which is always nice. It’s sometimes a little disappointing if you have the entire mystery solved before the characters in the book do. What makes me really hesitate to say I liked this book is I really did not like Jack, the main character. I thought he was rude, hot tempered and a little insensitive. During some parts his behavior was acceptable ...more
Melissa
Aug 09, 2009 Melissa rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads, 2009
I've always been interested in anti-war organizations, so I was intrigued when I read the description on the back of this book. I thought the premise was pretty believable and I really liked the glimpses we were given of the various employees and students on the college campus. While I enjoyed the story, I thought the main character was incredibly obnoxious. I wish he would have been a little more compassionate towards his sister and it would have been nice to see him attempt to understand what ...more
Julie
Jul 12, 2009 Julie rated it liked it
This is an interesting story about solving a campus murder of a military recruiter. It is not a thriller though.
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Stuart Nachbar's body of fiction work is in education politics. His first novel, The Sex Ed Chronicles, addresses the issues surrounding sex education in 1980 New Jersey. His new novel, Defending College Heights, is an investigation of the murder of a U.S. Army recruiter within a tumultuous and corrupt college community. His current project, Tip Offs, is a story based around girl's high school ...more
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