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  1. Litte Man - Mystery/ThrillerHello all, I'm Kent Sievers, author of Little Man, and I'd appreciate you taking a look. Published by the small but well-respected Fiction Works, Little Man is a story of hope and unintended consequences set in a snapshot of the current American condition. Links to Little Man Synopsis It is the dead of winter. In Omaha, Nebraska’s north downtown, homeless men are disappearing. Alex Capstain sees it when no one else does because for the last two years he’s called a doghouse home. After losing everything to a failing economy, the 51-yr.-old former cabinetmaker is working his way off the street one recycled can and odd job at a time. Days away from taking the first big steps toward his dream of indoor living and a reunion with a daughter lost in divorce many years before, he’s beaten, robbed and left for dead. The driver of a church van comes to his rescue. Alex has no way of knowing the ride will put him on a collision course with a monster and the decades-old web of murder, corruption and greed that set him loose on the world. Review 5.0 out of 5 stars Midwestern Mystery / Suspense - with a Refreshing Human Twist! May 9, 2013 By TANSTAAFL Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase If you like suspense / mystery stories with a sense of place, and that place happens to be Omaha, NE, this is your book. Little Man is an excellent, novel-length send-up of the Akashic "Noir Series" of short story anthologies which are set in various American (and now international) cities. I got hooked on this genre several years ago reading Jon Talton's excellent David Mapstone novels - and this book is every bit as good as those. Author Kent Sievers combines here an honest everyman narrative voice, characters that run the gamut from "genuinely sympathetic, noble and likable mensch" to "utterly base and revulsive sociopath," and a skillfully interwoven set of subplots that will keep you guessing. But there is more here than meets the eye: the characters in Little Man know and observe contemporary American society in some pretty incisive ways. As a photojournalist, Sievers has no doubt seen a bit of life himself, and his characters reflect this in their backstories, attitudes and observations. This is a real page-turner that kept me reading well past bedtime for a few nights - and also troubled me and made me think about the world we live in. Recommended!