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Pyne, Daniel, Fifty Mice: A Novel

What if a man is taken into the Federal Witness Protection Program against his will?

And what if he doesn’t even know what he’s supposed to know?


Jay Johnson is a thirtysomething guy with a job in telephone sales, a regular pickup basketball game, and a devoted girlfriend he seems ready to marry. Then he’s abducted, tranquilized, and interrogated, and his entire life history is obliterated. He is now officially in witness protection. What did he see? What terrible crime—or criminal—is he keeping secret? It must be something awfully big.

Unfortunately, Jay has no clue what it is.