always enjoy hosting fellow Wild Rose Press authors, and saw that Gary’s latest
release went on sale in March. SACRIFICIAL LAM is a thriller involving the very
controversial gun issue in our country.
lives in the southern Ozark Mountains with his wife, Mary Ann, and their lab
mix, Seamus, and their Corgi mix, Peanut. He writes both literary and
mystery/thriller fiction. His first novel, A Late Flooding Thaw
published by Moon Lake Publishing in 2005. His poetry and fiction have appeared
in a variety of magazines,
and his short fiction has appeared in several
anthologies, the latest being Yonder Mountain
, from the University of
Arkansas Press. His mystery/thriller novel Sacrificial Lam,
The Wild Rose Press March 3rd
, is set on a small Southern college
campus. His favorite pastimes are reading, writing, traveling, sailing, and
brewing beer (and of course, drinking it).
About SACRIFICIAL LAM
When English professor Lam Corso receives a death threat at
work, he laughs it off. A liberal activist at a small Southern
conservative college, he's used to stirring up controversy on campus. It's
just part of the give and take of life. Even when violently attacked, Lam
is convinced it must be a mistake. He can't imagine anyone who would want
to kill him for his beliefs. When his home is broken into and his
wife's business vandalized, Lam is forced to face the truth. His wife—a
passionate anti-gun crusader—is outraged when Lam brings a gun into the house
for protection. The police can't find a single lead. Left to their own
devices, Lam and Susan are forced to examine their marriage, faith, and values
in the face of a carefully targeted attack from an assailant spurred into
action by his own set of beliefs. What will it cost to survive?
In the silence immediately after Susan
screamed, Simon’s high wail came from upstairs. Billy’s voice broke through, “Mom?
What happened, Mom?” His voice moved to the top of the stairs. “Mama, I’m
scared. Where are you?” Simon was sobbing.
Susan grabbed the flashlight and scrambled
to her feet. The darkness of the room pressed in on her, weighted with threat,
the silence in the downstairs smothering her voice. She shined the flashlight
toward the stairway, heading that way, and yelled, “Boys, can you see the light
from the flashlight?”
She flicked the light around the room, and
seeing nobody, she yelled again, with less panic this time, “Nothing to be
afraid of, Billy. I’m sorry I scared you. You and Simon come on downstairs
right now.” She shined the light on the stairway steps, fear crawling up her
spine from the darkness behind her.
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