-- Ted Hertel,
Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine
Life on The Sun
Douglas Armstrong’s new novel “Life on The Sun” spans ten days of anger and confusion in a bygone era of love beads, tear gas, and manual
typewriters. It’s July 1967, and war is raging in Vietnam. In the aftermath of a suspicious fire that has killed a famous war protester, three headstrong
strangersa rookie newspaper reporter, a veteran rewrite man, and the antiwar martyr’s bereaved girlfriendclash as the mystery of his murder unfolds in their revolving viewpoints. This sometimes darkly comic novel, set against the eccentric inner workings of a metropolitan daily newspaper, is a remembrance of tumultuous times when lives were disrupted or destroyed by war’s far-reaching consequences.