Contract with the King

Contract with the King

by Paul Pullen


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Contract with the King is a poignant novel about a group of University of Texas students who kidnap Elvis Presley in a valiant effort to save him from his poor health, destructive lifestyle, and addiction to prescription drugs. Paul Roberts and Tara Benoist, along with their close friends, hide a near comatose Elvis in the basement of an Austin, Texas rehab clinic and change his name to Aron to protect his privacy. After a short stay in rehab, they smuggle him to The Vineyard, an old, secluded ranch house nestled in the Texas Hill Country and rumored to be haunted.

After Aron agrees to a five-month stay, he is encouraged to disguise his appearance by shaving his sideburns and getting a buzz cut. In the absence of radios, televisions, and telephones, the King's kidnappers use physically demanding hikes, spirited games of football, and porch stories to keep their patient sidetracked from the tortures inherent in withdrawal and recovery.

While falling deeply in love, Paul and Tara lead the reader through a whirlpool of ulterior motives, emotional challenges, and euphoric situational highs. As Aron recovers, he reconnects with his daughter, his music, and the most loyal of his 50 million fans.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781434307415
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 06/28/2007
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Paul Pullen was racing through the Texas Hill Country from campus to work when he learned of Elvis’ death. Like many Elvis fans, he was quickly overcome with sadness, but unlike most Elvis fans, he was also overcome with remorse and guilt. Unfortunately, his studies and work left him little time to deal with his loss and even less time to deal with the other seemingly irrational emotions he was experiencing.
Thirteen years later, Paul found a little time and on a whim, he picked up a piece of scratch paper and described the moment he learned of the King’s death. He was suddenly overcome with that same sense of sadness, remorse, and guilt. Why? Why had Elvis’ death affected him so deeply? Why, after thirteen years, was it affecting him still? And why did the thought of finally dealing with these issues suddenly seem like such a huge undertaking?
Paul continued writing until all his questions were answered, in his first novel, Contract with the King.

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