A Desperate Way

A Desperate Way

by Jim Gerlock


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It's the seventies. America is going through growing pains. President Lyndon B. Johnson's welfare policies have thrown the Georgia peach industry into disarray, and the new I-75 interstate is snaking its way through the South like General Sherman's infamous march. These have caused the residents of rural communities like Haynesville, Georgia, to lose their livelihood. There are no workers to pick the peaches and no tourists to spend money in the town.

Dr. Rutherford sees small-town life is drying up. He becomes increasingly unnerved by observed events. Locals disappear and no one talks about it. A hysterical woman accuses her dead husband of doing terrible things. Someone dies trying to burn the church down with everyone in it. Town officials rule the community with a deadly fist. Something sinister is taking place in Haynesville. The town may be dying, but the residents aren't going down without a fight. As Dr. Rutherford begins to uncover their dangerous schemes, he learns even small towns can hide enormous, deadly secrets.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781546577751
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/20/2017
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

Dr. Jim Gerlock completed his radiology residency at Tripler Army Medical Center, Walter Reed Army Hospitals. He received the Bronze Star Medal for his Vietnam service. After leaving the US Army Medical Corp. as a colonel, he did a vascular fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Gerlock became an interventional radiologist in academic medicine at Vanderbilt University and a professor of radiology at LSU where he co-authored numerous scientific articles and the following medical text books: Essentials of Diagnostic and Interventional Angiographic Techniques; Applications of Noninvasive Vascular Techniques; The Cervical Spine in Trauma; Clinical and Radiographic Interpretation of Facial Fractures; Emergency Radiology of the Shoulder, Arm and Hand.

He also created the cartoon character Henry Heron and authored the book The Best of Henry Heron Cartoons. His cartoons have appeared in numerous Southwest Florida newspapers over a span of fourteen years. He is retired and live in Fort Myers Beach, Florida.

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