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The Tough and Dangerous Life Riding the Rails -- High school student thrown into hobo life on the railways, serial killer's path
PEARLAND, Texas, July 11, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Sean is a high school junior who's concerned with keeping his grades up and his car running. When his mother leaves to nurse his sick grandfather, he's left at home with his alcoholic stepfather, Al, leaving him free to follow a mysterious hobo who comes to his house looking for help. In Robert F. McCutcheon's The Last Train Rider (now available through 1stBooks), Sean finds himself going from high school student to a young man on a dangerous mission to seek out a helpful stranger and find a serial killer.
Best Friends Forever -- Debut author offers true-to-life story about six teenagers and the challenges of growing up
BOULDER, Colo., July 11, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Ah, the joys of adolescence: raging hormones; young love; the emergence of oft-irritating phrases, such as "whatever," and what seems to be the sudden plummet of intelligence in everyone around them (or so they often think), especially their family. In the new novel Circle of Friends (now available through 1stBooks), a close-knit group of 13-year-olds struggles to retain their childhood bonds, while dealing with the conflicts of this difficult time of transition.
Conversing with the Dragon -- New Book Seeks the Meaning of Existence
CARLSBAD, Calif., July 11, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Since the dawn of time, humans have been questioning their purpose on this planet. Many have sought the answer, very few have found it beyond a shadow of a doubt. In his new book, Conversations with the Dragon (now available through 1stBooks), Paul Duncan shares two years of his decade-long quest to find the answers to some of life's greatest questions.
Astex Technology's new research and development facility
CAMBRIDGE, U.K., July 11, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Astex Technology, the fragment-based drug discovery company, today announced the official opening of its new, 36,000 ft2 research and development facility on the Cambridge Science Park. Lord Sainsbury, Minister for Science and Innovation, performed the opening ceremony. During an afternoon of presentations and tours of the facilities, guests were given an overview of the recent progress the Company has made, together with its plans for the future.