Barren River

Barren River

by Charles L. Roe


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Barren River

is set in the southern Kentucky

cave country in 1962. Arnie Travers and

Morgan Hargett are lifelong friends who have taken to exploring caverns in the

region hoping to find one interesting enough to develop and exploit through

public display. The story begins with

the proceedings of a coroner's inquest into the death of Morgan who has become

trapped in a cave that he and Arnie are exploring. He apparently has fallen into a pit inside

the cave and died of his injuries. Arnie

has found his way out and summoned help for Morgan, but too late.

During the inquest Morgan's wife

accuses Arnie of murdering Morgan and reveals that she and Arnie have had an

affair and have planned to go away together.

Arnie's testimony convinces the jury that the affair had ended and that

he has held no grudge against Morgan.

The coroner's jury is sent out to deliberate the verdict and most of the

members who have known Morgan and Arnie for several years are ready to rule it

an accident. One member, a young man new

to the town, demurs. He thinks this is a

rush to judgment and he wants further discussion of the other two possible

verdicts - murder or suicide. He is

finally beaten down by the others of the jury and a verdict of accidental death

is returned. But has justice been served? How have we arrived at this moment? The book recounts the events leading up to

the time of the inquest to reveal the startling facts behind the death.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781434376343
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 05/16/2008
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.56(d)

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