by Farral Bradtke
Trade Paper: 6" x 9", 344pp.
ISBN: 1-59663-514-2, $14.95
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For the asking: one tract of prime Iowa farmland, extravagantly fertile, well-situated with plentiful water sources. Comes complete with access to insanity, violence, death, and its very own curse.
At the height of the United States' expansion westward, forcing dozens of Native American peoples ever further from their customary lands and lifestyles, four renegade U.S. soldiers torture and kill three young Sauk women. Enraged with grief, a tribal chief curses the land where the massacre took place. He names the place "Heartless" and calls upon the spirits to force the white man to leave it alone or face certain madness and a horrible death.
An invisible malignancy lingers in this piece of America's Heartland, but its attractive, innocent appearance draws men to its maw time and time again. For the next 140 years this terrible curse visits tragedy and heartbreak upon the inhabitants of this place until one woman finds the courage to fight its deadly pull.
This is the story and the horror of HEARTLESS HEARTLAND.
About the Author:Author Farral Bradtke was born and raised in the United States' Midwest and has traveled extensively throughout the United States and Canada. She has a special interest in both the human psyche and in paranormal events and how the two sometimes interact.
Ms. Bradtke has worked in medical and educational fields for thirty-six years and enjoys writing about all of the possibilities of the human soul: good, evil, and all there is in between. She presently lives and writes in western North Carolina.
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Heartless Heartland is masterfully
written, full of suspense and intrigue. This is one of those books that is
so well-written that you do not want to put it down because you cannot
wait to see what happens next. It's a must-read and when you do, you'll
want to read it again and again.
—Det. Sgt. James Hoppes, FCPD