Lucifer's Trumpet

Overview

Twenty-year-old Samuel Wilde has managed to survive living and working in a Canadian coal mining camp despite the daily dangers of cave-ins and poisonous coal dust. He longs to escape to a better live, but he's been in this business so long, he knows nothing else.

When a cave-in kills one of his best friends, Sam can't stand the thought of going back into the mine. He catches a lucky break when a Seattle businessman offers him an escape from the drudgery and despair, and asks ...

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Overview

Twenty-year-old Samuel Wilde has managed to survive living and working in a Canadian coal mining camp despite the daily dangers of cave-ins and poisonous coal dust. He longs to escape to a better live, but he's been in this business so long, he knows nothing else.

When a cave-in kills one of his best friends, Sam can't stand the thought of going back into the mine. He catches a lucky break when a Seattle businessman offers him an escape from the drudgery and despair, and asks him to smuggle alcohol during America's Prohibition. Sam leaps at the opportunity and soon becomes engulfed in the shady world of bootlegging.

But it's not long before Sam discovers that the whiskey is only a front for something more sinister. Canisters of lethal weapons, confiscated from the Germans during World War I, are being held in a secret cache awaiting delivery to the highest bidder. This isn't what Sam signed up for, and how he has a choice to make, one that may very well be a matter of life or death.

Sweeping from the misery of the Canadian coal mines to Seattle's dark underbelly, Lucifer's Trumpet delves into one man's moral battle between right and wrong during one of the most tumultuous times in American history.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781470012755
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/1/2012
  • Pages: 422
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

John Williams

John Williams (1922-1994) was born and raised in northeast Texas. Despite a talent for writing and acting, Williams flunked out of a local junior college after his first year. He reluctantly joined the war effort, enlisting in the Army Air Corps, and managing to write a draft of his first novel while there. Once home, Williams found a small publisher for the novel and enrolled at the University of Denver, where he was eventually to receive both his B.A. and M.A., and where he was to return as an instructor in 1954.

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