Jane's Baby (Paperback)

By Chris Bauer

Intrigue Publishing LLC, 9781940758770, 298pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2018

List Price: 14.95*
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Description

Whatever happened to Jane Roe's baby? Norma McCorvey, of Caddo-Comanche heritage, did not terminate the pregnancy that led her to become the anonymous plaintiff of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court women's rights case Roe v Wade because in 1971, when the motion was first argued, abortion in the U.S. was illegal. The Jane Roe real-life child would now be a woman in her late forties, the potential of her polarizing celebrity unknown to her. A splintered U.S. religious rights group has blackmailed its way into learning the identity of the Roe baby, the product of a closed adoption. To what end, only a new Supreme Court case will reveal. Tourette’s afflicted K9 bounty hunter Judge Drury, a retired Marine, stands in the way of the splintered group’s attempt at stacking the Supreme Court via blackmail, murder, arson, sleight of hand, and secret identities.


About the Author

“The thing I write will be the thing I write.” Chris wouldn’t trade his northeast Philadelphia upbringing of street sports played on blacktop and concrete, fistfights, brick and stone row houses, and twelve years of well-intentioned Catholic school discipline for a Philadelphia minute (think New York minute but more fickle and less forgiving). He’s had lengthy stops as an adult in Michigan and Connecticut, thinks Pittsburgh is a great city even though some of his fictional characters don’t, and now lives in Doylestown, PA. He’s married, the father of two, is a grandfather, still does all his own stunts, and he once passed for Chip Douglas of My Three Sons TV fame on a Wildwood, NJ boardwalk. As C.G. Bauer he’s also the author of SCARS ON THE FACE OF GOD, an EPIC Awards runner-up for best in 2010 eBook horror, and the editor of the CRAPPY SHORTS short story collections.


Praise For Jane's Baby

"Chris Bauer came up with a doozy of a 'what if' question in Jane’s Baby. I just wish I had thought of it myself."  —Alan Russell, author, Multiple Wounds


"Jane’s Baby is both topical and enduring. Chris Bauer’s knack for creating unconventional characters is exceeded only by his intense and vivid prose."  —Don Swaim, The Assassination of Ambrose Bierce; host, CBS Radio's Book Beat


"In Jane's Baby, Chris Bauer weaves unique characters into a compelling story. Readers will love bounty hunter Judge Drury's two deputies, who happen to be retired military dogs." —Margaret Mizushima, author of Hunting Hour: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery


"Jane’s Baby is both topical and enduring. Chris Bauer’s knack for creating unconventional characters is exceeded only by his intense and vivid prose." —Don Swaim, The Assassination of Ambrose Bierce; host, CBS Radio's Book Beat


"Chris Bauer came up with a doozy of a 'what if' question in Jane’s Baby. I just wish I had thought of it myself." —Alan Russell, author, Multiple Wounds


"The heartfelt dedication that precedes Jane’s Baby, a roller coaster of a political crime thriller written by Northeast Philadelphia native Chris Bauer, makes the author’s intentions clear. The weighty story chronicles a bounty hunter’s chase of a serial killer." —Logan Krum, Northeast Times