Part pulp-fiction detective thriller, part existential mystery, Missim Woods is the story of Jack Sharp, a Los Angeles private detective. Down on his luck, with too many memories haunting his mind and not enough alcohol to block them out, Jack unexpectedly receives two missing persons cases. His efforts to solve them both will take him from the gutters of Skid Row to Burbank airport, from Hollywood movie studios to the wide, open spaces of Montana. He’ll meet everyone from slick Boston lawyers to lecherous landlords, from would-be actresses to corrupt cops and security guards. And he’ll drink one hell of a lot of Old Colonel Taylor’s bourbon whiskey. But is Jack Sharp who he appears to be? And how can he know for sure? Set in the Fall of 1941, as America contemplates joining the war in Europe, this is a story of a man in search of himself, in search of the soul of his nation, in search of the very nature of reality. Jack Sharp is the fractured hero for a fractured world, a man venturing into the heart of darkness, treading the paths that have been trod since time immemorial, seeking to unravel the mysteries of Missim Woods. Many paths lead in, but getting in is not the problem.