After Brandi Monroe, a soon to be freshman at Goodtown High, goes missing during an end-of-summer beach party friends suspect she’s swimming. But Brandi Monroe’s body is discovered the next morning drowned in the ocean and David Miller, a single father trying to raise two teenage children since his wife Mary died of cancer, realizes Brandi’s boyfriend Joey Young may have been involved in the young girl’s death. Then David’s daughter Adele asks to go on a date with him.
David uncovers more than a homicide as Goodtown residents struggle to find their place within the Diamond Party, a system of management uniting good people with diabolical ones in order to master-plan their community. The Diamond Party fortified four sides of life within a secretive hierarchy and David’s children are left passing into adulthood far too early.
In this coming of age tale a single father’s bravery leads him to become the victim of circumstance after good folks fail to stand against boys taking advantage of girls, men who take advantage of goodwill, and a society relying on evil to get things done.
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About the Author
Ethan Collins works as a pilot for a National Air Carrier. He resides in Arizona with his wife plus two children, Jack (12) and Stacy (9). Once per month during summer Ethan flies Jack to their favorite beach in California. When not in the cockpit Ethan has a passion for writing. Collins pens stories which hinge on difficult relationships. "Do Not Mix with Alcohol" is this author’s second novel. Writing a hobby, Collins planned the on-again/off-again masterpiece to be his only book. A marginalized pen lolls below his busy work-travel schedule and love of his family but as pilots train to be meticulous planners Ethan plots a third children’s story set in West Africa in time for daughter Stacy’s kids to enjoy. Collins was discovered on a transatlantic flight after author Cosmo Starlight read the pilot’s short stories and promised to forward Ethan’s notebooks to Church Publishing. Collins’ first "The Diamond Party" began as one of those tales but evolved into a novel about boys who take advantage of girls, men who take advantage of goodwill, and a society dependent upon evil to get things done. And when asked for his magnum opus Collins answers it was the courtship with his wife, a nutritionist.