FROM THE AUTHOR’S PRESS RELEASE…What drives a small town in New England in the late 1920′s to lynch a man? Immigrant Nic DeCosta’s skill as a wine grower makes him a fortune as a moonshiner and puts him at odds with the ‘shine sales of the MacKay clan, even though he’s wed to their wild youngest daughter. An uneasy truce holds until the day Nick’s teenage son is caught with one of the MacKay girls. The MacKays beat the boy senseless and throw him off a bridge to drown. Nick comes to his boy’s rescue, firing his shotgun into the persecutors, setting in motion a terrible train of events. Three days later Nick’s body hangs over a smoldering fire, the noose still around his neck. The state militia arrive to bring peace to the town and to arrest the guilty parties. But then another body is found in the woods.
FROM THE BOOK FAERY REVIEWS…Wow. What a book! Brant Randall aka Bruce Cook created a powerful book about a 1929 lynching and how it affected the people in the town. From the very beginning until the end I felt like I was walking among the town as if I was one of them sitting in the diner, camping out in the woods, in the house, or in the courtroom. The characters he gave birth to felt real and the emotions they felt you couldn’t help but feel. I have to admit that I was surprised yet I was not surprised with the outcome of events with some of the characters in the book. This is a book I highly recommend!
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