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A Time to Heal

Fiske, Thomas Sebastian

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ISBN 10: 192992562X / ISBN 13: 9781929925629
Published by FirstPublish, Inc., Orlando, FL, 2000
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A genealogy mystery. Inscribed and signed by the author, 7/10/01. pages 51 & 54 have been interchanged. Size: 6" x 8 3/4" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 016232

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Title: A Time to Heal

Publisher: FirstPublish, Inc., Orlando, FL

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Soft

Book Condition:Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

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Taken from files in courthouses and old newspapers is the evidence of a pre-Civil War conspiracy to murder anybody who might stand in the way of pro-slavery forces in western Missouri. Their goal was to have Kansas enter the Union as a slave state.

One hundred and forty-four years later, wealthy, single businessman Stokely Towles breaks a leg and pauses from his schedule to recover from surgery. To take his mind off the pain he begins researching his family history. It isn’t long before he comes across the name of Henry Vallandingham, who was murdered in a small town in Missouri in 1856. Strange dreams guide Stokely to find out what really happened. In the process, he meets attractive Ariadne Edwards, an agent of the DEA, who is tracking flows of drug money in the same area. A gang of bullies resents Stokely and Ari and tries to drive them out of town. They succeed for a time, but Stoke manages to outwit them and to untangle the web of events that led to his ancestor’s death.

About the Author:

Thomas S. Fiske grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, and received a bachelor’s degree in business from Western Reserve University. He received an MBA from Case Western Reserve University in 1968.

Retired from many years in manufacturing (ending as vice president of the Bobrick Corporation), Tom had a lucky break in 1991. He fell up some stairs and broke both legs. While recovering from surgery he began to think about family history stories his mother and grandmother told him, and of his promise to record them one day.

With hobbies in genealogy and history, and the ability to visit the homes of his great grandparents in Kentucky, Tom has collected many stories and has unraveled two murder mysteries, of which A Time to Heal is one. He is currently a contributing editor to Heritage Quest magazine, and lives with his wife, Evie (a teacher), in Arcadia, CA.

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