Arts and Crafts

A Thriller
By J. T. Prescott
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13 Digit ISBN: 978-1-62652-660-0
LCCN: 2014902852
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Trim: 5x8
Format (pb/hc): Paperback
Pages: 354
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SNIPERS. A GOVERNMENT CONSPIRACY. Two dead bodies. Retirement has never been so interesting.

NOT LONG AFTER HIS move into the Spring Village retirement community, former covert operative Ken Frazier gets an unexpected visit. His good friend George Larsen shows up spouting outrageous stories about a clandestine meeting, an impending sniper attack, and a woman who was just killed. And he says the US government is behind

It all sounds impossible, but when George is found murdered the very next day, Ken knows he has to act.

He confides in two members of his old team. They want to help him just like they used to. But, what can three old men with failing hearts and bad knees do about it? Painfully aware of their physical limitations, they resolve to embark on one more mission. They desperately need a younger person to be able to execute the plans they develop. Who will they recruit, and is it even possible?

They are among the finest minds in the covert world–they just need a little help.


People live meaningful lives only to join the ranks of the elderly and wait for death as their vitality melts away. This image is shattered in Arts and Crafts.

Ken Frazier, a former covert operative, is reunited with two members of his old team when he moves into a retirement community.  Shortly after his arrival, he receives a visit from a former colleague, George Larsen, who unfolds a chilling conspiracy within the government that includes major US cities falling prey to snipers. The next day Larsen is murdered.

Larsen’s death and the looming deaths of untold numbers of men, women and children unleash the fury of the three retired men. Unable to produce any evidence for the media or put their trust in government authorities, they decide to take matters into their own hands.

Aware of their physical limitations, they recruit a youthful, trusted friend of Frazier's to help them execute their plans.


J.T. Prescott lives with his wife and extended family in Pennsylvania. The knowledge gained through his diverse background in business, finance, senior-based housing, and a tangential involvement in politics provided the foundation for writing Arts and Crafts. Currently, he is at work on his next novel.