|About the Book|
Franklin Allen Leib, a former naval officer and the highly acclaimed author of the bestselling Fire Arrow, has crafted a legal thriller as suspenseful as it is thought-provoking in The House of Pain. When a spoiled teen is kidnapped outside her prestigious prep school, her parents are faced with the horror only those whove lost a child can know. In their desperation, afraid to contact the police, they enlist the help of millionaire Crazy Johnny, a former Vietnam tunnel rat. A sufferer from post-traumatic stress disorder due to the brutality he saw children endure in the war, he agrees to help the girls father, but is afraid that if they pay up, the girl will be killed anyway. Crazy Johnny tracks down the kidnappers, determined that the only way to save Sally is to free her by force. Blood is spilled, and only in its aftermath does the true nature of the crime emerge. It is then up to the United States legal system to judge Johnnys vigilantism, and up to an old-time attorney and a young woman lawyer to see that justice emerges from the courtroom.