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The Ascent

by Adam Plantinga

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The Ascent by Adam Plantinga
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    Jan 2024, 352 pages

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An ex-cop wrongly imprisoned. A governor's daughter touring a high-security state penitentiary. An electronic security system meltdown. Welcome to hell, where the only way out is up.

Adam Plantinga's brilliant debut novel, The Ascent, introduces readers to former Detroit police officer Kurt Argento, whose grief-fueled drive to the Pacific Ocean runs head-on into trouble in rural Missouri…with shockingly bloody consequences.

Unmoored by the death of his wife, Argento loses control on the job and disobeys a superior in a situation that puts them both at risk. He is offered early retirement from the Detroit Police Department after twenty-one years of service. Knowing he is "a sinking ship…and when the ship is going down, you seal off the damaged compartment so the craft can stay afloat," he heads west in his truck with his Chow Shepherd, Hudson, turning his back on Detroit and all the places that remind him of Emily. In Rocker, Missouri, Argento stops at a local festival for an apple cider—but instead witnesses a man about to assault...

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