The Lesson Plan’ is a well-received crime fiction novel by G.J. Prager. The audiobook version has just been released. It is available on Amazon, Audible, and on iTunes. The paperback and digital version is available on Amazon and Kindle.
'The Lesson Plan, a well-received crime novel, has just been released as an audiobook.
PR-Inside.com: 2015-11-28 23:22:02
The Lesson Plan’ is a crime fiction novel by G.J. Prager. The story takes the reader on a journey through a much touted institution - the Los Angeles Unified School District, ground zero in today’s culture wars. The story plays out as if it’s been ripped from today’s headlines, and pulses with suspense and the melodrama of our times.
The audiobook version has just been released. The action and dialogue, along with Prager's dark, insightful humor, come through ever more clearly in this audiobook version, with Prager's own narration and eye-witness like account from the netherworld of private detection.
The audiobook is available on Amazon, Audible, and on iTunes. The paperback and digital version is available on Amazon and Kindle.
Substitute high school teacher, Robert Klayman, in the throws of a mid-life crisis, takes a job moonlighting as an assistant to an old-time private detective. He’s soon fired for showing his cards while tailing an errant wife for an important client, but he’s inspired to get into the private detection business on his own. He’s soon up against a villainous drug syndicate working inside the L.A. school district, and begins a crusade to find the murderer of a young teacher, who’s involvement with a middle-school administrator spelled her demise.
The following is a review by Grady Harp, one of the top 50 reviewers for Amazon.com
- G.J. Prager is a name to watch. THE LESSON PLAN may be his first novel but it is so successfully written that it suggests we have a new burgeoning talent among us! this is a solid and well constructed story that once started makes the reader stay with it until the end (even an all-nighter in this reader's case!). This writer happens to be one of the best to describe the Southern California life - weather, traffic on the freeway, loose livers, drugs and other digressions, and the apparent inability to follow a dream successfully. In the author's words: 'Life can play clever tricks on us mortals who wait desperately for dreams to come true, realizing only too late that it's an end game and much too short at that. Reaching middle age without accumulating a formidable bank account can leave a man bitter and emasculated, ruminating on every lost opportunity that ever came his way. Nothing I ever did made me money; lady luck's a discriminating bitch that won't invite just anyone up to her room.' And in addition to being a painter of landscape and figurative canvases as well as anyone writing today he maintains an extraordinarily fine-tuned sense of humor, no matter how desperate a situation he is describing.
Readers will attach themselves to this social malaprop and see the madness of the world through his distorted vision, identifying with those contemporary frustrations and maladjustments he somehow survives, and stand and root for him all the way: there is a dollop of Robert Klayman in each of us - at least in Southern California. Think of his circle: Christopher Isherwood, Charles Bukowski, Raymond Chandler, Matt Groening, Evelyn Waugh - and add a comedy vein of gold. Welcome G.J.Prager! Grady Harp, April 11