Download The Lunatic in PDF Full Online Free by Nick Hammer and published by Trafford Publishing. This book was released on 2008-07-31 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In part one of The Lunatic we find that the protagonist, Nicholas Antonus, has been mistakenly sentenced by a court of law to the Guilford mental institution. The staff runs the asylum in a most decidedly, diabolical manner. Nicholas chronicles all the horrific treatment in a secret journal so that someday others will know of this place. As the months go by and more patients "disappear," Nicholas fears that he will soon be the next victim. He has no immediate family and the mail has long since been discontinued, access to any telephone is prohibited. There is not one professional in the entire building that he can trust and who could notify the proper authorities about the daily crimes committed by the doctors and nurses. Finally, on a drug-clear day, Nicholas realizes that the review board has no intention of releasing him back into society and that he must risk escape or he too will leave Guilford by its chimney flue. In the second part of the book Nicholas is on the lam, returning to the Greek isle of Loxos to seek refuge and to reunite with relatives. He is readily welcomed back into the Ninios household and luxuriates in his new freedom. Nikos' days are spent at harbor cafes, sketching the townspeople, or wandering the streets and hillside villages drawing scenes of daily life. At night Nikos goes to the tavernas to watch the men dance and drink with the wild and funny Micales the butcher and Hassan the lonely, bootblack dwarf. Soon the signs of Nikos' periodic illness resurface. At first he dismisses the symptoms because the interval between the first and second occurrence has been so great, leading him to believe that he is perfectly all right. But frighteningly, he has two other separate episodes in quick succession and it is these attacks that make it quite clear to him that something is terribly wrong. He then worries for his family's safety and plans to leave the island at once.