Out of the Past [paperback] by Burt Weissbourd

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Inexplicably, Cash has become troubled, depressed, irrationally angry with his friends, and worried unaccountably about the safety of his daughter and grandson. Callie suggests he see Abe Stein, the therapist who helped her son, Lew.

Reluctantly, Cash agrees, and the two men begin to explore his largely forgotten past—particularly the story of his parents, who died in a car accident when he was seven. They examine his distant memories, his barely recalled dreams, his feelings about the daughter he didn’t know until she was twenty-five, having a new grandson. It appears that there is some basis for his depression, his irrational anger, but something does not fit.

As the horrors from his past come alive in the present, Cash and Callie must assemble their most trusted allies: Andre, a prosthetic-legged Afro-Caribbean mercenary; Itzac, the “Macher,” perhaps the largest diamond traders in the world; Seattle Detective Ed Samter, a proven partner; and now Abe. Therapy raised dormant, burning issues from his past, but nothing has prepared Cash for the enemy he’s about to face in Out of the Past, the exciting third Callie and Cash thriller… This time, he must take on the unthinkable…


From 1977 until 1986, Burt Weissbourd developed screenplays working with screenwriters including Frederic Raphael (Two for the Road), Alvin Sargent (Ordinary People), Andy Lewis (Klute), Stewart Stern (Rebel Without a Cause), and many others. He also worked with actors including Robert Redford, Lily Tomlin, Goldie Hawn, Sally Field, Diane Keaton, and Al Pacino. During this time he produced films such as Ghost Story, based on the novel by Peter Straub and starring Fred Astaire, and Raggedy Man, starring Sissy Spacek and Sam Shepard. Weissbourd lives in Long Island, New York, with his wife, Dorothy. He has three adult children and three grandsons. 

Out of the Past is his third novel in the Callie and Cash series, following the publication of Danger in Plain Sight and Rough Justice.