Exposed in Boston

Sheppard Ferguson
Sheppard Ferguson
06/13/2013
ISBN: #978-0-9893340-0-6
Susan Kessel’s passionate affair with photography landed her a great Boston newspaper job, but her battle to succeed in a 1980s, man’s profession cost her four years of all work and no play. On a Saturday night date, setting out to rectify her lack of social life, she takes a single photo and finds herself running for her life, into a Boston that she had never known or imagined. Fear and violence expose Susan to the changed woman she has become. No longer the pretty Wisconsin coed but a reckless, quick-witted, gutsy, imaginative photographer. These are essential skills for living in a danger zone: getting out of it is her problem. Not even the newspaper, as it works to unravel the forces she’d unleashed, can keep her safe. Not that safe choices are Susan’s choices: her first earth shattering happiness had come when she’d exchanged marriage and career for photography. So, despite the week’s threats and injuries, when the sophisticated financier from her Saturday night photograph calls, she allows him to lure her into a maze of edgy, sophisticated Bostonians. A group as intriguing as they are intrigued by this photographer who seems oblivious of her own power to mesmerize. Susan is toughened to physical dangers, the unexpected emotional dangers she encounters may turn her inside out.