Mack MacWray ran the sewing operation of Linkway
Sportswear when the firm hired Lars Larson as national
sales manager. Gradually, the two men bond and become
friends so when Lars decides to open up his own company to
compete with Linkway, Mack joins him, forming a
partnership, Mac Lar Manufacturing. Mack owns sixty
percent and is president.
Mack believes everything is going perfect as demand is
way ahead of supply and credit is readily available if
needed. However, everything abruptly collapses when Lars
vanishes, taking all the liquid assets with him. Some time
later by either a cosmic thirst for revenge or just a
colossal coincidence, Mack meets Lars in Mexico, an
unexpected rendezvous that changes the ethical man forever.
Pete Hautman has written an exceptional tale centering
on the impact of a con artist misjudging his mark. The
story line is fast paced with plenty of action and credible
characters especially the lead duo though the
transformation of Mack from a caring brilliant individual
into a cold clone of Lars seems abrupt. Still RAG MAN is a
pleasant reading experience.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 13, 2001