The Law of Revenge

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Alma Bashears escaped her Appalachian roots to forget the memories of a brutal rape. Now, a brilliant attorney, she receives an urgent call from her estranged family-Come back home. Your family needs you. Alma returns to defend her brother against a trumped-up murder charge. Upon discovering the prosecutor is the boy responsible for her rape, this white-trash hollow girl will dispense a little country justice.
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Overview

Alma Bashears escaped her Appalachian roots to forget the memories of a brutal rape. Now, a brilliant attorney, she receives an urgent call from her estranged family-Come back home. Your family needs you. Alma returns to defend her brother against a trumped-up murder charge. Upon discovering the prosecutor is the boy responsible for her rape, this white-trash hollow girl will dispense a little country justice.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This first thriller takes on incest, gang rape and class warfarefor starters. Yet despite the occasional opportune phrase, the protagonist, Alma Mae Bashears, isn't persuasive either as a yuppie lawyer in San Francisco or as Appalachian white trash out for revenge. Having fled Contrary, Ky., after a brutal rape, Alma is going back to protect her younger brother Vernon from her childhood nemesis and settle a few old scores. There is some real feelingAlma's yearning for roots and for the warm assurance of early childhoodbut for the most part the characters are no more than cardboard foils for Alma's fury. (July)
Maron Margaret
"With her nimble plotting and modern sensibilities, Tess collins is another authentic voice for the region."
San Francisco Chronicle
"A solid excursion into a melange of deception and greed... Filled with regional flavor and unnerving sense of small-town claustrophobia."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781937356040
  • Publisher: BearCat Press
  • Publication date: 12/12/2011
  • Pages: 276
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (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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