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Hy Shaw grew up in Greenfield, Massachusetts and spent most of his life in Saratoga Springs, New York. These areas figure prominently in his novel, The Dim Light of Dawn. He worked for nearly forty years as a nuclear engineer, working on the development of marine propulsion systems. Hy currently resides in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Hy Shaw is the pseudonym for the American author Hayim Schwartzman.

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Thirty years ago, the remains of a young child were found in a cave. The child was never identified, so the case went cold. Newly retired Gil Novak teams up with Detective Karen Tindall to reactivate the investigation. This book is a thrilling mystery involving a family who is critically damaged by horrifying events. It’s also the lighthearted story of Gil’s transition to the retirement phase of his life.

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