Hyde's Corner: Book I - No Man's Land [NOOK Book]

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Hyde's Corner - Book I - No Man's Land is the first installment of a historical novel of epic proportions. Book I - No Man's Land details the story of a family saga only three books can tell. Selmer Burks grows into a man many will call monster, yet, he is a man capable of great love and devotion to family and community. Selmer Burks, youngest son of Silas and Mathilda Burks, sees his family decimated in brutal fashion by Cedric and Jared Hyde. At nineteen, he embarks on a suicidal plot of revenge against those ...

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Overview

Hyde's Corner - Book I - No Man's Land is the first installment of a historical novel of epic proportions. Book I - No Man's Land details the story of a family saga only three books can tell. Selmer Burks grows into a man many will call monster, yet, he is a man capable of great love and devotion to family and community. Selmer Burks, youngest son of Silas and Mathilda Burks, sees his family decimated in brutal fashion by Cedric and Jared Hyde. At nineteen, he embarks on a suicidal plot of revenge against those he holds responsible, but before he makes a fatal mistake, a newspaper headline catches his eye. With a cunning beyond his years, he wins election as sheriff of the newly formed Sundowner County. Under color of law, Selmer Burks begins a terrifying campaign of revenge that spans thirty years. His vendetta of hate claims the life of his wife and is responsible for the rape, pregnancy and death in childbirth of his beloved daughter, Laura Lee Burks. Selmer Burks makes arrangements to transport his daughter's body home. But hate has claimed it's pound of flesh and part of his sanity as well. On the drive home, Burks plots the murder of Doctor Herman Beaman, who has accompanied him, as well as the bastard boy he distains as his grandchild.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044472242
  • Publisher: J B Bergstad
  • Publication date: 4/13/2013
  • Series: Hyde's Corner Trilogy , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 282 KB

Meet the Author

J B Bergstad includes trucker, firefighter, Guest Relations Department Supervisor for a major television network and thirty years of management and entrepreneurial experience in the field of transportation/logistics among his career pursuits. Retired after three tries, Jim and his wife escaped to South Carolina where they built a home and Jim began a serious study of the art of creative writing with special emphasis on genre and literary fiction.

Then, after five years of heaven, Jim's was dragged, kicking and screaming, back to California where he and his wife rejoined their three sons and eight grandchildren for a two-and-a-half year stay before returning to their home in South Carolina. Florida now beckons and a small home on the Gulf Coast near Tampa is a distinct possibility. That move will be the final in the Bergstad's travel odyssey.

Jim’s work has appeared in the Jimson Journal, Midwest Literary Magazine, The Quill, Indie Searchlight, Scissors and Spackle, Pedigru Review, The Monarch Review and The Feathered Flounder to name a few. His collection of short stories, Screwing the Pooch, first published in 2009 to excellent reviews, won the Reader’s Choice Gold Medal Award for Best Fiction of the year. A revised 2013 edition is now available. The long awaited release of Books I and II of Jim's epic Historical/Family Saga, The Hyde's Corner Trilogy exploded on the Smashwords.com website in late 2013. A new collection of short stories for lovers of true horror has also been added to Jim's offerings. This Short Story Collection will deliver all the chaos, misery, suspense and mystery the lover of real horror can find. All Jim's excellent Books are available through Smashwords.com, Apple, Amazon, B & N and other major eBook bookstores and retailers. Jim's books are also available through his website: www.woodsidepubgroup.com

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    There’s not much that can ruin more lives and create more mayhem than hate and hate is exactly what’s brewing in Hyde’s Corner. Not only are the Hydes the owners of nearly everything in the little town but they’re also the arch enemies of the Burks. The two families clash throughout their time in Hyde’s Corner, leaving loved ones dead on both sides of the feud. There never are winners in a blood feud because even when dead, the enemy can haunt you in No Man’s Land.

    Bergstad’s book is an amazingly detailed story of love and hate. The characters are a family looking to get their start in a completely different part of the country. They find exactly what they always wanted on a cattle ranch in Oklahoma Territory. The problems begin when the Hydes move in and the families don’t take kindly to each other. You’ll definitely find yourself drawn into the conflict between these two families because it seems so realistic. You can just see how pride and arrogance could lead these people to make decisions and choices that lead to even worse outcomes.

    I loved how the characters of this book seemed so real. You actually come to really like them and want to know more about them. When bad things happen, you find yourself sad and wanting revenge right alongside. This was definitely a great start to this trilogy and I look forward to reading the rest as well. Bergstad wove an intriguing thriller that won’t leave your mind.

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