The King Of Silk

The King Of Silk

by Joe Douglas Trent


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The King Of Silk by Joe Douglas Trent

THE KING OF SILK, historical fiction.

Michael reaches for the light switch and chides himself, again. There’s no electricity in the 15th century. But there could be.

In his single-minded drive to succeed, businessman Michael Patriate allowed love to slip away. And when his picture on the cover of High Finance Magazine validates the years of sacrifice, a midnight attack on a Manhattan street interrupts his celebration and him to the backwoods of Renaissance Italy.

Fearing the brand “witch,” he conceals his identity and his understanding of 21st century business and technology.

But he can’t check his ambition, the drive which cost him love in the past and threatens to do it again.

He goes from laborer to successful provincial merchant, even moves down the coast to military and trade powerhouse Venice. And the knowledge in his head keeps nagging him.

When he takes shortcuts by introducing new concepts into the silk industry, he hits opposition from powerful elements of a culture which ruthlessly guards the status quo.

And when he faces the ultimate adversary, he just may see himself.

How would you make your way if thrust into an impossible situation where all you possess, down to the culture and technology that define your world, is stripped away? What choices would you make? How far would you go?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780982692721
Publisher: Kialin Press
Publication date: 11/20/2015
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

Joe Douglas Trent moved away from his family's West Texas cotton farm, married, went to school and work, reared kids, and found an artistic outlet in song writing. He regaled his wife with brilliant book ideas until she retorted, "Well, get off your rear and start writing." So he did.
Joe joined writers groups, honed his craft and won a couple of awards on the way. He reached the first stage of fulfilling his writing dreams with the acceptance of his first novel, The King of Silk, for publication.

He shares a good life with his sweetheart, kids, and grandchildren on the plains of West Texas and at an outpost in Colorado.

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