I know many of these stories are serious, but the headlines removed the restrain from my brain and we get headline humor. These are the actual headlines as I found on-line. When you click on the headline you will be taken to the original story which more often than not has nothing to do with my vision of the headline.
Try to imagine a dozen Obama-acolytes sitting around a table for hours discussing the new agency, The Department of Innovation. It’s now been three long weeks that they have been toiling away when one jumps up and exclaims, “I’ve got it!” He rushes to the smart board and hurriedly scribbles his idea for the others to see. They are paying close attention to the Harvard law graduate as his vision starts to take shape. As he steps back all eyes are looking at his vision. A Phd in economics from Yale pipes up and suggests that some stars be used somewhere that would make it look patriotic to fly-over country. A woman with a doctorate in gender studies from Princeton suggests yellow might be a powerful color to add. After a few back and forths they are quite pleased with themselves and hand the product over for final editing. There were no jobs created. They spent thousands of dollars. The only innovation was the logo…
Imagine that your a well-off suburban father and you find yourself deep in the inner city as you search for your troubled teenager. Or imagine that you are a mother who recently went back to work as a lawyer only to be pulled away because your son has disappeared.
In Hold Tight you are thrust into worlds of murder, drugs, cyber-spying, infidelity, a chauvinistic cop, a smart cop, cell phones, and of all things an elementary school. Somehow author Harlan Coben links these together in a riveting novel. One of the things that I enjoyed is that I could sort of figure out what might happen as the story progressed, even though I was not always right, yet this did not detract from the story. I was pulled along because of the pace of the story.