Family roots, teachings, and tradition permeate Darby Weeks's existence despite a decade's old decision to walk away from a life of privilege. They have given him the courage to survive under impossible conditions, but the most challenging of them all comes from an unexpected place: his return home. As heinous crimes peppered with riddles begin to plague the North Country, Darby's reappearance back home sparks an old rivalry between two families, releasing an evil to wreck vengeance upon everything around them. Darby's proposal of a truce between them not only fails to appease the rival family's thirst for retribution; it fuels it. The town of Bretton Woods lies between the two when old passions ignite and set forth new determinations to win an old struggle.
Reunited with an old flame and guided by a pompous blowhard, Darby sets out on a journey to learn the truth about his family's past and their ancient blood feud with the ruthless Marsh family. Darby's quest leads him all over New England, from the rare books library at Dartmouth College to Author's Ridge - the final resting place of the literary greats Thoreau, Hawthorne, and Emerson. Darby discovers a family he's never known and an insidious danger lurking in the arms of a rekindled love.
|North Country Press
|5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.54(d)
About the Author
He has worked in New Hampshire public schools as a certified teacher since 2001. He has earned a B.S. from Arizona State University and a M.Ed. from Keene State College.
He lives in New Hampshire with his family.