Law of Betrayal

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When she was ten years old, attorney Alma Bashears' father disappeared; and now, the only man who knows the true story has been brutally killed. To defend herself against an accusation of murder, Alma must face the ancient mystery of her own heritage, an ancestry stemming from a misunderstood race of people called the Melungeons. Their land holds the secrets of the ages-secrets Alma must uncover before an old enemy comes out of the shadows....
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Superior, Wi 2003 Soft cover 1st Edition Near Fine Book A Nice Reading Copy-Book Is In Near Fine Condition. Boards Are Clean, Not Bumped. Fore Edges Have A Tiny Bit Of Wear. ... Interior Is Clean And Legible. Not Remaindered. Thanks And Enjoy. Read more Show Less

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Superior, WI 2003 Soft Cover First Edition, First Printing Fine Signed by Author Signed with Tess Collins usual printed signature on the opening title page, dated 2/20/04 (the ... 2004 Left Coast Crime in Monterey). "When she was ten years old, attorney Alma Bashear's father disappeared. The only man who knows the true story is brutally killed and, to defend herself against an accusation of murder, Alma must face the ancient mystery of her own heritage that stems from a misunderstood race of people called the Melangcons. Their land holds secrets of the ages as an old enemy comes out of the shadows." Read more Show Less

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SIGNED in person, a near fine soft-bound advance reading copy. Attorney Alma Beahears's father disappeared when she was ten years old. Before she could learn the true story of ... what happened from the only man who knew, he was savagely killed , and Alma is facing an accusation of murder. To defend herself she has to encounter the ancient mystery of her own background that begins with a misunderstood race of people known as the Melungeons. Their land holds old secrets as an old enemy emerges out of the shadows. Set in the mountain hollows of Kentucky this moves along nicely. Read more Show Less

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Superior, Wisconsin, U.S.A. 2003 Soft Cover Signed By Author Collectible-Very Good 159466000x Signed by Author (M12)

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When she was ten years old, attorney Alma Bashears' father disappeared; and now, the only man who knows the true story has been brutally killed. To defend herself against an accusation of murder, Alma must face the ancient mystery of her own heritage, an ancestry stemming from a misunderstood race of people called the Melungeons. Their land holds the secrets of the ages-secrets Alma must uncover before an old enemy comes out of the shadows....
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Editorial Reviews

Author of The Shadow Dancer - Margaret Coel
“The Law of Betrayal brings together an intrepid sleuth, prosecutor Alma Bashears, A rich and unique setting in the mountain hollows of Kentucky, a cast of quirky characters that kept me off balance, and a twenty-year-old mystery that demands to be solved. All of which add up to a tale that kept me guessing until the very end.”
Author of A Cruel Deceit - Loren Haney
“A fascinating look at Appalachia and the impact he past can have on the present.”
Author of Dying to Get Her Man - Judy Fitzwater
“In the Law of Betrayal, Tess Collins writes about the hills of Kentucky as only a native can, weaving folklore, generational ties, and the ever present connection to the land, into an exciting tale of justice.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594660009
  • Publisher: Port Town Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/28/2003
  • Pages: 259
  • Product dimensions: 5.42 (w) x 7.98 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Tess Collins is a coal miner’s granddaughter with Cherokee ancestry on her mother’s side and a legend of being descended from a mountain clan known as the Seven Big Sisters on her father’s. Raised in the southeastern Kentucky town of Middlesboro, she spent her early years listening to mountain tales of haunted hollows, ghosts, moonshiners and unsolved murders. No doubt they influenced her writing. She is the author of THE LAW OF REVENGE, THE LAW OF THE DEAD, and THE LAW OF BETRAYAL, thrillers set in Appalachia and HELEN OF TROY. Her non-fiction book HOW THEATER MANAGERS MANAGE is published by Rowman and Littlefield’s Scarecrow Press. Miss Collins received a B.A. from the University of Kentucky and a Ph.D. from The Union Institute. Her web page can be accessed at www.tesscollins.com/
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2012

    Another great book

    I can't recommend this author strongly enough. Try her work, you will enjoy it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2013

    finished the trilogy

    These were good enough to finish without much trouble but I got tired of the high school type attitudes every character had except Mamaw.

    Every argument in the book reminded me of my high school aged granddaughter arguing with her boyfriend and it got tiresome.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2013

    Ok

    Read the other two books in the series and enjoyed them this one was an odd story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2013

    Good read

    I enjoyed this book. However there were many gramatical & spelling errors. If you can get past that, it's got a good storyline that will keep you reading.

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