RN Crane will read from his novel James and the Waitress.
James Duncan discovered a new drug that keeps Alzheimer’s in remission, but accolades were instead heaped on his boss, Barry Poser. During James quest to get the credit he deserved, he became a murder suspect.
Daria Petrov reluctantly worked with two Russian students, on scholarship from a Russian pharmaceutical company, to steal the drug’s formula. She took a job as a waitress in Woodies Tavern, where the employees of James’ company meet for lunch.
James was smitten with Daria at their first meeting, however Daria thought James was a nerd. She went out with him only to obtain information, but he remained secretive about his work.
Daria’s parents were strict Russians who wanted her to marry Ivan, one of the Russian students. But Daria’s increased enthusiasm for James enraged Ivan. Daria and James’ relationship grew and somehow survived a murder, a kidnapping, an assault, Ivan, and Daria’s parents.
R.N. Crane lives in Orange, California. He graduated from UCLA with a PhD and has served as an engineering consultant for several companies, working on vehicle navigation systems. During that time, he published over a hundred papers and reports and was awarded a patent. His work gave him the opportunity to visit many countries in North America, Europe, and Africa. He recently retired from engineering to pursue fiction writing.
He is a member of Orange County Writers and Romance Writers of America. James and the Waitress is his third published novel. www.rncbooks.com/RNCbooks/Home.html