Sunday, July 15, 2018

"Potter's Field"

Rob Hart is the author of the Ash McKenna series which wraps up this month with Potter’s Field. Other entries include: New Yorked, which was nominated for an Anthony Award for Best First Novel, as well as City of Rose, South Village, and The Woman from Prague. He also co-wrote Scott Free with James Patterson.

Hart applied the Page 69 Test to Potter’s Field and reported the following:
From page 69:
“The hardest kind of person to help is someone who doesn’t want help,” she says. “If there’s one thing I know without any doubt or question, it’s that. Unless someone wants to make a change, they won’t do it. They’ll dig in deeper. He has to want to be helped. So make sure when you find him you give him what he needs. It might not be to drag him here kicking and screaming.”
This is a social worker talking to the lead character, Ash McKenna, about a heroin addict he’s looking for.

But it’s about him, too.

It sums up a lot of Ash’s journey. In the first book, New Yorked, he’s a brash, angry kid with a skewed moral compass. The whole series is about him growing up. This is the first that he’s actually ready to do that, and he’s just realizing it.
Visit Rob Hart's website.

My Book, The Movie: Potter's Field by Rob Hart.

--Marshal Zeringue