Tim Pfalzgraph has come home to the mountains for the summer. He’s seeking answers to who he is and what’s making him sick, and he believes he can find them within the entangled branches of his family tree. But Tim doesn’t find answers within the dusty pages of the vital records and diaries, or the photographs, cemeteries, and attics and basements of the old town. He finds something else: slavery, rape, murder, and conspiracy. And like some kind of historical homicide detective, he digs deeper—SCUBA dives into a lake under which the old town and more clues are waiting, digs up a 140-year-old grave, and crawls deep into the mountain through an old coal mine shaft—and uncovers a secret plan to destroy a Confederate town that wound up on the Union side of the border back when West Virginia became a state. But Tim digs too deep and is confronted by the fraternity responsible for horrible acts back then, and that is still just as powerful and just as determined to protect their secret, and everything spins out of control when they and the mountains try to silence Tim.
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Emmitt Maxwell Furner II is a Professor of Military Science at Millersville State University of Pennsylvania where he lives with his wife, Michele, and three children, Austin, Alec, and Isabella. He’s a twelve-year veteran of the U.S. Military (USMC/U.S. Army), and is presently serving in the U.S. Army Reserves in a Combat Engineer unit in West Virginia. When Emmitt is not teaching or spending time with his family, he enjoys writing fiction.
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Book Description PublishAmerica, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1591296765