by Elvin M. Richmond
Trade Paper: 6" x 9", 286pp.
ISBN: 978-1-59663-561-6, 1-59663-561-4 $16.95 UK: £11.99
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ABOUT THE BOOK:Able Stone, abandoned at the alter on his wedding day by his childhood sweetheart, went home and burned his house down. Then he caught the bus for Little Rock, joined the Army for four years, fought in Viet Nam, spent six months in South America, four years at the University of California and, after that, lived abroad, mostly in Saudi Arabia, but traveled all over the world. Able Stone left behind some very bad memories in the mountains of Arkansas. Forty-five years later, at the age of 63, he returned home. Having sold his business interests, Able was now ready to reclaim and rebuild the family homestead and finally investigate the death of his brother Seth, found many years ago, hanging from a tree and pronounced a suicide. He is shocked to learn, however, that his property is now owned by a notorious thug, George Moffer-sold several years ago as a result of delinquent taxes. What happened to the trust fund Able instituted at the bank before he left to pay these taxes and handle his local financial affairs? And where was the money? Then, there was Kaylee, the woman who left him for his cousin, Drifty Stone, all those years ago. Recently divorced, she bore scars, both figurative and literal-reflecting the abusive life she suffered while married to the successful singer and entertainer. Suspense, betrayal, intrigue, murder and family conflict-this is a tale of nonstop action that will hold readers in suspense until the final page.
About the Author:Elvin Merl Richmond moved to Scott County, Arkansas (the setting for this novel) at one year of age and grew up there on a farm. Hunting, fishing and wandering the Quachita Mountains as a youth, he developed a life-long love for them. Elvin holds a BSE in history, an MSE in English and, from the University of Oklahoma, a Masters of Professional Writing. He's been a sawmill and construction worker, a farm hand, a teacher and a sales representative. He recently retired from the Oklahoma Department of Human Services where he worked as both a social worker and a supervisor. He's written several feature articles and numerous book reviews, this is his first published novel..