In Search of Jason

In Search of Jason

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IN SEARCH OF JASON is the story of Jason Reilly, a lowly employee at B. Pictures, a cut-rate New York City film production company, whose owner, Mr. B. is a confidante of many curious characters inhabiting both sides of the law. In the course of one of his many errands for Mr. B., Jason goes to hand some papers to a diplomat at the United Nations and in the course of his time there, misplaces a film script he was carrying. From that loss, dire consequences arise, for the film for which the script was written was to have been shot in the Caribbean, with the production serving as cover for a drug-courier operation run by one of Mr. B.Aas less-than-legitimate pals, an underworld dynamo named Sicky. In addition to his illegal interests, Sicky has entertained a lifelong legitimate interest in some day becoming a major feature film producer. Thus, the idea of someone like Jason not only endangering his profits, which would be bad enough, but also imperiling his cinematic opportunity of a lifetime is an outrage to which the only answer can be one of summary execution! Now, itAas one thing when youAare seeking to prove your innocence to a law officer who, theoretically, is subject to some constraints, but when youAare trying to explain yourself to a paranoid gunman who acknowledges no laws save those in his own, options become more limited. Such is the case for Jason. So, after narrowly avoiding being murdered in his bed and getting run over by a speeding car aimed at a pay phone booth heAas calling from, Jason makes his escape from the city. He heads for the New Jersey Turnpike, Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, the Carolinas, Georgia, the Florida swamps, Miami and, finally, the CaribbeanAas blue carpet. Along he way, he picks up a partner in crime - or perhaps innocence. Dr. Sam Albert is a former 1960s college revolutionary, present-day psychiatrist and off-hours bush pilot, whose set of wings Jason finds useful in Miami, when the shipAas captain heAas hired to take him afloat begins to cause problems. Later, while island-hopping in the Caribbean with Albert, Jason gets, unwittingly, another partner in the form of Aringapu, a Central American Indian whose ancestors, 500 years earlier, were either massacred or driven off the very island where Sicky now proposes to set up his supreme shoot. You wouldnAat expect Jason to come to earth practically right under SickyAas Ray-Bans. YouAad think it would be the last place Aringapu would want to turn up in, too. YouAad think, above all, that the good Dr. Albert, skilled in providing wise counsel and comfort, would look out for JasonAas interests and fly him out at once. YouAad be wrong on all counts, particularly on the last! You might also expect, on this page, to find out how it all wraps up, but this place is meant to stimulate your appetite, not satiate it. All that can be said for now is that, in a curious and appropriate way, the punishment fits the crime.a€œPositions, everybody. ... a€œDahlink, how many daze til the port? ... Wait til we tell them back in Paris. ... few minutes or so with a few more sheets of paper telling which technicians to do what, which extras to go where, and which speakers would say what. ... would say the opposite, the scene would go on, it would be awful, more wrangling with the producers, and back to the little manual in the bungalow.

Title:In Search of Jason
Author: Andrew Morris Grover
Publisher:Xlibris Publishing - 2000-08-01

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