The Law Of Revenge

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The law of survival . . .

Fifteen years ago Alma Bashears fled Contrary, Kentucky, severing her Appalachian roots to forget the memory of a brutal gang rape. Now she's a savvy attorney at a prestigious San Francisco law firm. But an urgent call from her estranged family has summoned her back to defend her ...
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Overview

The law of survival . . .

Fifteen years ago Alma Bashears fled Contrary, Kentucky, severing her Appalachian roots to forget the memory of a brutal gang rape. Now she's a savvy attorney at a prestigious San Francisco law firm. But an urgent call from her estranged family has summoned her back to defend her kin.

The law of blood . . .

Alma's brother, Vernon, is charged with murdering a crafty, influential businessman. Yet Alma soon discovers that the prosecutor is also the boy who was responsible for her rape. Now a "white-trash hollow girl" is about to dispense a little country justice.
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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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595812875
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/6/2005
  • Pages: 356
  • Product dimensions: 0.94 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 5.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Tess Collins is a coal miner's granddaughter. Raised in the southeastern Kentucky town of Middleboro, she spent her early years plotting an escape from the Appalachian Mountains. She is currently the manager of the Curran Theatre in San Francisco.
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  • Posted February 9, 2013

    Glad it was only .99 and a short book. It caught my attention

    Glad it was only .99 and a short book. It caught my attention in the first chapter but lost it after that.
    Dull !

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2013

    Great book

    This was a great book. I have already purchased other books by Tess Collins and look forward to reading them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2013

    Good read

    Enjoyed the book lots of twists

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2013

    Anonymous

    I loved this trilogy. Couldn't put them down. I strongly suggest you read them in order. I'm just sorry that after the third book the stories come to an end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2012

    Iris

    Loved it! Will certainly red more of this author's work. It was well wrtten, charcters well developed and likeable.

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