The Calling

The Calling

by James P. Hanley

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The Calling by James P. Hanley

Sheriff Luke Atwell, a religious man, doubts his occupation after accidentally shooting a female bystander during a gunfight. The violent deaths of lawmen and criminals that follow heighten his questioning and he joins the priesthood to counter evil as a man of peace. However, his lawman instincts remain as he deals with crime in his inner-city parish. Temporarily relieved of his priestly obligations, Atwell returns as sheriff to the changed, now crime-ridden Kansas town to rethink his calling, joined by unlikely reinforcements--an experienced but alcoholic deputy and a youthful banjo player. The team, often outnumbered, confronts thieves and killers in a series of gun battles. As Atwell fights lawlessness, he struggles with his feelings toward a recent widow. Eventually he must decide: keep the badge or again wear the clerical collar.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150413016
Publisher: 5 Prince Publishing
Publication date: 11/03/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 281
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Jim Hanley is a Human Resources professional, adjunct professor and short story writer, Jim has had over 70 stories appear in print and online publications.

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The Calling 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
James Hanley is becoming one of my favorite authors and I was thrilled when this book was published.  I read the book in one day, I could not  put it down.  Sheriff Atwell was not what I expected at the start of the  book and he was ever changing but his core values stayed the same.  The twists and turns were surprising and you wanted to see how the various characters would develop.  I think you would love it as much as I did and you should buy one for yourself and one as a gift.