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The Summer Boy

The Summer Boy

by Ray Rhamey

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The air was as still as it was hot—only the whir of a grasshopper’s flight troubled the quiet. Jesse felt like an overcooked chicken, his meat darn near ready to fall off his bones. Mouth so dry he didn’t have enough spit left to swallow, Jesse croaked, “That guy tryin’ to kill us?”

Turns out the answer is “not yet.” A ranch hand is murdered and bad things start happening to Jesse, just an average kid working on a ranch the summer of 1958.

And then there‘s Lola . . . the boss’s daughter is a firecracker of a girl, and her bold ways send death their way.

It will take all of their heart and courage to survive.

What readers say:

“The Summer Boy brought back memories of first kisses and fogged car windows.”

“The story is alive. I kept reading even when my eyes were closing at night.”

“Wow . . . the tension never ended and it seemed to come from all directions. I spent the day reading as I couldn't stop.”

In this coming-of-age story laced with love and murder, a boy and girl who will warm your heart struggle with death and passion in ways that transform him into a young man and launch her toward womanhood.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940013523845
Publisher: Flogging the Quill LLC
Publication date: 11/01/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 267
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Ray Rhamey has been a writer for all of his professional career, beginning with writing programmed instruction training manuals for an insurance company (mind-numbing). He moved on to advertising and had a terrific time doing that. Storytelling crept into the ads he wrote, and he started working on screenplays.

Screenwriting lured him out of advertising and to Hollywood. Although he mastered the art of crafting a professional script and had an agent, he didn’t concoct a story that anyone was interested in spending millions of dollars to produce. Ah, well. Although, on the kid side, you can still get his film adaptation of The Little Engine that Could.

So he moved on to become a novelist, a freelance fiction editor, and a book designer.

Ray grew up in Dallas, Texas, but has since lived in Chicago and much of the Midwest, and now calls the Pacific Northwest home with his amazing spouse, Sarah. His four terrific kids are equally scattered—but connected.

He has four websites that serve readers and writers: is his book editing and design site features his fiction and non-fiction is the home of his publishing company is his blog on storytelling craft

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