The Inheritance

The Inheritance

by Christopher Stires

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Overview

What if you could have your every wish, whim, and desire? What would you want? And what would others want from you? Jess Claiborne is about to find out.

After eight years in a Mexican prison, Jess is attempting to readjust to normal life. Then he inherits a mysterious box from his murdered uncle—a box that will grant his every wish. Jess soon realizes that ownership of the box comes with a terrible price tag—possibly the life of the woman he loves, and his own.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936144853
Publisher: Zumaya Publications LLC
Publication date: 02/19/2019
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 222
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.51(d)

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A mourning dove chirped loudly from a tall, twisted pine near the house. Its mate answered from overhead. The sky was spotted with dark gray clouds. The storm that had soaked California only a few days ago, which had stalled over the Mississippi for the weekend, had finally reached the Southeast coast...

About a hundred yards down the peat-lined path was a wide, concrete dock. There was no boat. An unchained German Shepherd lay in a sliver of retreating sunlight in front of the boathouse. Inside the boathouse, I could see a man. He was hunched over a console?with only his head and shoulders visible through the large, plate-glass window...

..."Where am I, Jack?"

"This is Dove Island, North Carolina," he replied. "The island's two miles long and three-quarters of a mile wide. It's exactly one point four miles from dock to closest shore. That shore, ten miles in each direction, is Meridian. Most of the trees here are pine with a few black tupelo and sweet gum mixed in. Red camellias also grow wild. Doves and mockingbirds are the main wildlife, although ducks and geese have been seen during the winter. The best fishing--marlin, sailfish, and sturgeon--is at the cliffs on the north end of the island. Rainfall averages fifty inches a year."

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