Velvet Green

Velvet Green

Velvet Green

Velvet Green



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In the wooded hills of Southeast Missouri, the pace of life is far different than the
bustling clamor of the suburbs which surround major metropolitan areas of the country.
Even today, the rhythm of the hills, pays little heed to a time clock, or sweep
second hand. There is a time of warmth and a time of cold. There is a time when the clouds
offer nothing for a dry land, and there are times when the storms come.

In 1961 the bootheel was a world apart, separated from concrete, steel, and neon, by
more than just miles. All manner of creatures sought food and shelter under the dense canopy
of foliage in the deep woods. The gently rolling hills even offered Mason Powell, a wounded
Korean War veteran, a measure of peace. But as the weather heated up in the summer of '61,
the small towns bordering the swamps and forests of the bootheel region were rocked by
brutal slayings.

Conservation Agent Lynn Moody asks the reclusive Mason Powell to track an elusive killer,
a predator armed with razor-sharp talons and lethal fangs. But in the swamps and heavily
wooded hills the advantage belonged to the hunted, not the hunter. That advantage became
apparent when traps and determined hunters failed to bring down the predator. Reluctantly,
Mason resorts to stalking the killer alone, hoping to avoid becoming prey. In the deep shadows
beneath the velvet green forest canopy, Mason Powell learns a grim lesson. There is a very
good reason people fear things that go bump in the night!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940160834375
Publisher: Steve Croy
Publication date: 04/23/2023
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 763 KB

About the Author

I was born in rural Southeast Missouri in the middle of the last century.
Turning eighteen, Uncle Sam provided a job for me. The GI Bill turned out to
be my ticket to a college degree, allowing me to make a career out of
programming computers. Developing software--a career focused on technology,
was challenging. Now I am retired, and I write books instead of programs.

My wife and I lived in Palm Beach County for twenty years, where a walk
on the beach could turn up sea shells, shark teeth, bits of coral and odd
bits of flotsam. Now we live in Tennessee, where we enjoy the changing seasons!

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