Five-year-old Nigel feels like a tattered library book—dropped off and picked up too many times to count! When Nigel ends up with his 99-year-old step grandfather, Steve, he’s sure this drop off is going to be like every other time. Instead, he’s regaled with tales of pirates, stolen money, and off-shore bank accounts. And what about the cat his grandfather refers to? Nigel isn’t sure whether any of his grandfather’s stories are true, but with him he finds a place he can be himself and belong. Nigel learns how a man can be respected and Steve remembers the joy of childhood innocence. Together they discover age doesn’t really matter when you find common ground.
The Dropoff – A Generational Novel, is a thought-provoking work from author Sloane McQuiston. It chronicles everyday events of the young and old including family, friends, pets and celebrating “a win.” McQuiston’s use of humor, sadness, triumph and tragedy weaves a fascinating generational story with characters on the opposite ends of life’s spectrum.
With the passing of his grandfather, 5-year-old Nigel is left to guide himself through the next phase of his life. His mother has stepped up her game, but will she relapse into a life of drugs again? If she does, who will help him? The rightful owners of the flash drive are still out there looking for it. Will they find Nigel? What is so special about this information and what lengths will they go to get it back? If Nigel can decode the file will it bring closure to this drama or put him in more danger? Does he have anyone to protect him? And what about the pirate money his grandfather told him about? Is it real? Can he access it? Will Zamir continue to be a part of Nigel’s life? Find out all the answers with the continuation of Nigel’s adventures. The Deliberate Guardian is the second book in the Nigel Manning series. Nigel is just five years old, but he is not like other 5 year-olds. He possesses an intelligence and understanding well beyond his age. With his grandfather he was able to find a place of acceptance and a place to grow. Now he is back in the care of his mother. Marina does the best she can as a mom but is battling problems of her own. His Uber driving friend Zamir is not friends with Marina so Nigel is unsure if he will see his big friend anymore. Join what other readers have called:
This book, like “The Dropoff: A Timeless Novel”, has a fun, engaging and energetic story that will make you laugh, cry and think. There will be someone in the story you can deeply relate with. It also makes a great gift. You can find all of Sloane’s books at www.sloanemcquiston.com.
There is no feeling like being offered your dream job. Rock Cartwright is offered his
dream job in Austin Texas as the risk manager of a growing privately owned
manufacturing company who just received funding for a Department of Defense
contract. His boss and company CEO, Jim Williams, seems like a great guy. When Jim
decides to run for Governor, he needs something to distinguish himself in the political
arena. He takes a crazy risk and manipulates others to build his fame. But he also
needs a fall guy. Rock is blindsided and discovers the true meaning of loneliness when
he is shunned by everyone and is rendered unemployable. In order to restore his life
and reputation, he must unearth what really happened, determine if the terrorists acted
alone and bring down a sitting Governor, all before he is silenced.
The Risk Manager weaves the story of a young professional trying to build his career, a
sociopathic CEO, naïve business owners, ruthless politicians, and Texas good ole boys,
in a thrill ride set against the backdrop of Austin and central Texas. The story is told in
a way only a Risk Manager could and only a Texan would.