On The Edge

On The Edge

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by E.D. Arrington
     
 

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Secrets lurked amongst the intimate group of family and friends - secrets they

hoped and prayed would never be revealed. But when Jackson Pryce is

murdered in the wee hours on that frosty Christmas morning, the secret he kept

about his investigation of the underground world emerges. Then Jackson's

handwritten notes fall into the hands of Detective Clay

Overview

Secrets lurked amongst the intimate group of family and friends - secrets they

hoped and prayed would never be revealed. But when Jackson Pryce is

murdered in the wee hours on that frosty Christmas morning, the secret he kept

about his investigation of the underground world emerges. Then Jackson's

handwritten notes fall into the hands of Detective Clay Stephens, his friend and

former partner. Determined to find Jackson's murderer - no matter where or

to whom the road leads - one by one, Clay shines a light on all of their secrets. Yet,

only one secret would bring all of their fragile worlds crumbling down. Only one

secret would wreak havoc on all of their lives. Only one secret would keep them

all living on the edge. In time, only one secret would break through for all to see.

It was destined to happen...the only question is - when, where, and how?

Would it be Bridgette's decision to keep secret the large sums of money she quietly withdrew from her personal bank account, or that she sneaked off the Estate

to spend a day of adventure with the one friend her husband desperately tried to keep away from his pregnant wife? Would it be David's and Agnes' decision to keep the

question of their daughter's paternity a secret, or that the man Bridgette

knew as Uncle Jack and loved like a father shared much more with her

mother than just a close friendship? Would it be Jeremy's decision to keep

hidden the sordid secret of his mother, Diana Robinson (alias Sara White) by

claiming his parents were dead, or his night of lust and passion with his ex-lover,

Fran McKenzie? Would it be Megan's decision to keep hush-hush the shameful secret that she squandered away hundreds of thousands of dollars from her trust funds in the casinos, or waiting too late to disclose her relationship with another man - Reginald Douglas?

Editorial Reviews

Cynthia Brian
“Education is Freedom!” is the title of the mesmerizing poem that comprises the final chapter, and, is the theme that runs throughout Stay The Course. This riveting novel chronicles the heart-wrenching story of a grandmother’s lifelong dream…to witness one of her own earn a high school diploma. To Ma, education equaled freedom. Knowledge was the way out of poverty, discrimination, and opened the door for that better day. The poem, “Education is Freedom,

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781456700430
Publisher:
AuthorHouse
Publication date:
03/29/2011
Pages:
580
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.29(d)

Meet the Author

Award winning Poet, E.D. Arrington is the author of the spellbinding novel,"Stay The Course", a fictional autobiography of her life growing up in the rural South in the late 1960s; "Forever Was A Day", The sequel to "Stay The Course", that explores the main character’s struggles to adapt to the complex life inside the world of her interracial family; "On The Edge", a gripping tale of suspense, romance, murder, love, mystery, and secrets of the wealthy set in the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area, "Words Of Comfort: A Collection Of Poems And Inspirational Writings"; and a CD of poetry set to music that includes her first-place award-winning poem, "An Ending Of A Similar Kind". E.D. Arrington is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, a sought after guest on diverse local radio, television, and world wide web internet exchanges, was the featured poet at the first African American North Carolina Book Festival, and, in February 2008, founded and launched the On-Air component of “It’s Time To Read With Me!” an innovative, alternative “read aloud” enrichment literacy program for at-risk youth. Arrington has captivated youth and adults alike by her riveting book readings. In 2010, Arrington hosted the first African American Read-In held in Wilson, North Carolina, featuring Dr. Barry C. Black, the first African American Chaplain of the United States Senate; and, the only person of color to hold the esteemed position as Chaplain of the United States Navy. In 2011, Arrington hosted the second African American Read-In featuring Sheriff Calvin L. Woodard, the first African American to hold that position in Wilson County, North Carolina. “When our youth succeed, we all win!”

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