Doyle Flynn, disbarred Alaska environmental lawyer, afflicted by depression, recently divorced, is haunted by ghosts both living and dead. Fate, in the form of an aged Chinese businessman from Doyle's past, gives to Doyle the opportunity for deliverance from his transgressions, present and past. The opportunity comes in the form of an assignment uniquely suited to Doyle's conscientious nature, grit, and training in environmental law. The issue is whether Doyle, confronted by threats internal and external, can beat the odds and break the cycle of self-destruction he has been heretofore unable to rise above. Where better to test Doyle's resolve than in the Alaska he inhabits.
Roany Phelan lived in Anchorage Alaska and practiced environmental law there until leaving the state in the late 1990s. His heart remained in Alaska, motivating him to write this story, drawn from the colorful side of the city he once inhabited. Roany is working on the sequel. He is married with children.
ALASKAN ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME STORY