Climbing the Coliseum

Climbing the Coliseum

by Bill Percy

Paperback(First Printing ed.)

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"An engaging and uplifting tale, Climbing the Coliseum will appeal to mystery lovers who enjoy characters with depth." -Foreword Clarion Review

He's teetering on the edge of suicide. She's a reminder of his tragic mistake. Forced together by a dark puzzle, can they become each other's savior?

Ed Northrup is overwhelmed by quiet despair. Still dealing with the fallout from a heartbreaking case, the despondent psychologist contemplates ending it all. But his constant stream of tortured thoughts take second place when his ex-wife drops off her angry teenage daughter in his care... and then vanishes.

Floundering in the face of the fourteen-year-old's sullen resentment, Ed discovers an ally in a recently arrived deputy sheriff to help him track down the girl's missing mother. But with the troubled teen raising the specter of his greatest failure as a therapist, he fears any attempt at atonement will only result in tragedy.

Can Ed master his own misgivings and help a damaged young woman find a way forward?

Climbing the Coliseum is the tense first book in the Monastery Valley series of character-driven mysteries. If you like haunted protagonists, rich prose, and stories filled with hope, then you'll love Bill Percy's bittersweet tale.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684332212
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
Publication date: 12/27/2018
Series: Monastery Valley , #1
Edition description: First Printing ed.
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.01(d)

About the Author

Bill Percy draws on his experience as a psychologist to write vivid, engaging tales of real people confronting timely mysteries-child neglect, political conspiracies, clergy sexual abuse, sex trafficking. Bill has written numerous psychologist training programs and psychological documents, and turned to fiction in 2009. The result is the Monastery Valley series: Climbing the Coliseum, Nobody's Safe Here, and The Bishop Burned the Lady. He and his wife, Michele, live in beautiful north Idaho

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