Heir of Promise
When Jake Chin headed off to the war in Vietnam, he left a lot of things behind in California, including his parents, his identical twin brother, and nearly two decades of unresolved family conflict and drama. Then, once in 'Nam, he left even more behind-but took something away with him. When his friend and fellow soldier was shot down on the battlefield in Laos, Jake abandoned his name and military career and picked up his fallen friend's identity.
But becoming someone else isn't exactly easy. There are deliberate changes that must be made and complications that inevitably creep in during the process. All those things Jake left behind in California and Laos slowly but surely come back to haunt him, and, where his past intersects with his present, a great risk to his future is created.
Can Jake go on living another man's life? Can he find love and peace? Or will his duplicity get the better of him and turn his dream for a new life into a living nightmare?
A sharp and sophisticated novel, Heir of Promise tells a thoroughly thrilling tale of trial, tribulation, and triumph that will entertain you and stimulate your sensibilities and higher thinking.
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About the Author
Llewellyn Jones is an acclaimed playwright who recently retired from a thirty-two-year career in teaching and school administration. He holds degrees in dramatic arts and education from McMaster University and Queen's University, respectively, and holds high honors for his stage play Tenting, which won the Alberta Culture's One Act Comedy playwriting competition in 1988. His other plays are Diamond Vision and Storyteller, both staged by the Durham Shoestring Performers of Oshawa, Ontario.
Jones currently resides in Port Perry, Ontario, Canada, with his wife, Susan, and is proud patriarch to three children and three grandchildren. In retirement, he focuses his time, efforts, and attention on writing and, when he isn't putting pen to paper, enjoys traveling. Heir of Promise is his first novel.