The Cat, the Devil, and the Last Escape [Large Print]

The Cat, the Devil, and the Last Escape [Large Print]

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A ghost cat, the Devil, a deceitful criminal, a father framed for murder, and a vulnerable young girl combine in this magical tale from the award-winning, critically acclaimed author of the Joe Grey feline mysteries, Shirley Rousseau Murphy, and her husband Pat J.J. Murphy.

The Devil has been up to no good . . .

Brad Falon, one of Satan's longtime puppets, orchestrated a deadly robbery and set up his old friend Morgan Blake to take the fall. Now, Morgan has been sentenced to life in prison, and his wife Becky and young daughter Sammie are devastated. Alone and afraid, in need of comfort and a friend, Sammie turns to Misto, the ghost cat.

Behind bars, her father Morgan makes fast friends with an old con named Lee Fontana who knows a few tricks about outwitting evil. They plan a wily escape to bring the real killer to justice and clear Morgan's name for good. All it will take is outsmarting the Devil one more time. . . .
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 151 x 229 x 22mm | 470g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type / large print edition
  • 0062370162
  • 9780062370167

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Thanks to the help of Misto the ghost cat, Lee Fontana has beaten the Devil, who tormented his family for generations--or, so he thinks. But fairness means nothing to Satan.

When Lee is released from a Washington State prison, Misto watches for the return of Lee's dark adversary; but the tomcat is also close to nine-year-old Sammie Blake, three thousand miles away. And Sammie is of interest to Satan, too: a child blessed with a gift the Devil covets.

Yet Misto senses a connection between Sammie and Lee that is deeper than just the Devil's attention. And soon Sammie, too, suffers from Satan's attacks when one of the Devil's longtime puppets, ex-con Brad Falon, sets up a deadly robbery and frames her daddy, Morgan Blake, to take the fall.

Morgan is convicted and behind bars when he meets a new friend, Lee Fontana. Together, they plan a reckless escape to bring the real killer to justice and to clear Morgan's name. All they need do is outsmart the Devil, one last time.
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"This is excellent reading, whether you believe or not. Not to be missed!'--Armchair Detective
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154 ratings
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4 34% (52)
3 23% (35)
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