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A Debt of War

A Debt of War

A Debt of War

A Debt of War

Paperback(First Softcover ed.)

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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by a mysterious decorated military veteran who claims to have been sent at Paul's mother's final request: deliver an unpublished manuscript of the only novel written by an acclaimed poet.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.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781622534791
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Publication date: 08/21/2021
Edition description: First Softcover ed.
Pages: 356
Sales rank: 1,124,579
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

AUTHOR: 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.

EDITOR: In addition to a career as a newspaper editor, publisher, and manager, Robb Grindstaff has written fiction most of his life. The newspaper biz has taken him and his family from Phoenix, Arizona, to small towns in North Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin, from seven years in Washington, D.C., to five years in Asia. Born and raised a small-town kid, he's as comfortable in Tokyo or Tuna, Texas. The variety of places he's lived and visited serve as settings for the characters who invade his head. His novels are probably best classified as contemporary southern lit, and he's had more than a dozen short stories published in a wide array of genres. His articles on the craft of fiction writing have appeared in various writer magazines and websites, and one of his seminars was presented at the Sydney (Australia) Writers Festival. He also has taught writing courses for the Romance Writers of America, Romance Writers of Australia, and Savvy Authors. Robb retired from the newspaper business in the summer of 2020 to write and edit fiction full time.

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