A dying wish and a mysterious manuscript bring to light a heart-rending tale of one soldier's undying commitment to pay a debt owed, transcending both ideology and racial divide, leading to the ultimate price paid.
"Michael Ringering weaves a beautifully layered story, against the most extreme of circumstances, reminding us that what we share will always be more powerful than contemporary forces that would seek to divide. A Debt of War is truly a masterful and timeless piece." ~ Lt. Col. Casey Grider, United States Air Force
At his mother's funeral, Paul Bacca, an accomplished publisher, is approached by a mysterious decorated military veteran who claims to have been sent at Paul's mother's final request: deliver an unpublished manuscript of the only novel written by an acclaimed poet.
Paul subsequently discovers a shocking family secret that forever changes his life and those of his siblings. The propulsive, gut-wrenching story Paul reads details an inconceivable friendship, a tale of lives forever entwined in a debt owed between enemies.
"...a compelling read that succeeds because of its action-filled plot, brisk dialogue, compelling characters and suspenseful twists and turns. He [Ringering] put his heart and soul into this book, and it shows." ~ Jerry Crasnick, Senior Advisor, Major League Baseball Players Association, Sports Journalist, and Former Baseball Writer for ESPN and other Outlets
Readers' Favorite Book Reviews gives it 5 stars... 3 times, in 3 separate glowing reviews!
EVOLVED PUBLISHING PRESENTS a story of fear and honor, life and death, war and humanity, in a journey binding World War II history to a modern-day family. [DRM-Free]
BOOKS BY MICHAEL RINGERING:
- "A Debt of War"
- "Six Bits"
"Where Butterflies Go to Die" [Coming Summer 2022]"John's Donuts" [Coming Winter 2022/2023]
- "A Calico Tale" (A Short Story)
- "A Face on a Train" (A Short Story)
- "The 9:15 to Grand Central" (A Short Story)
- "Willy the Whale" (A Short Story)
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- "Indivisible" by Julia Camp
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- "Moon Path" by Steven Greenberg
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About the Author
When he was in the third grade at East Alton Elementary School, East Alton, IL, Michael Ringering selected Miriam E. Mason’s Broomtail for a class-assigned book report, and from that moment on, set his sights on wanting to write short stories and other works of fiction.
He published his first novel, Six Bits, in December 2011, earning finalist designation in the 2012 USA Best Book Awards for Fiction. Since then, he has published four short stories: Willy the Whale (2017), A Face on a Train (2017), A Calico Tale (2018), and The 9:15 to Grand Central (2019). Michael’s second novel, A Debt of War, is in post-production. In December 2017, he started his third novel, a trilogy concept based on a childhood memory, and continues to work on several shorts. All these older works are being revised and will re-release with Evolved Publishing in the second half of 2021.
Michael was born in Alton, IL, and raised in nearby East Alton, where he graduated from East Alton-Wood River High School in 1984. He is a 1989 graduate of Murray State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Following a 14-year career working in media relations and communications in Major League Baseball, he entered the healthcare industry where he serves as a surgical specialty administrator.
Michael and his fiancée, Jackie, reside in Southern Illinois, with their own menagerie of animals including dogs, goats, horses, and chickens.