Henderson, Tennessee Author Publishes New Novel

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In this desert adventure story a U.S. Marshal and his deputy hunt escaped prisoners

Peace Keepers, a new novel by Richard L. Cave, has been released by RoseDog Books.

In the middle of the night, there is a jailbreak in the small town of Twin Springs. U.S. Marshal James Tindell sends one of his deputies, Quinton Gaddis, to go get their prisoner, a strange monk calling himself Brother de Monio, and the two men who broke him out of jail. Gaddis hires Joshua Weathers, a young local rancher known for his tracking skills, to help him track the escapees across the desert.

Midway across the desert, the two come across a scene of a senseless double murder. Young Josh is struck by the evidence that the monk and his buddies may have eaten the heart of one of the murder victims. After they cross the desert, one of the murderers is killed in a shootout, and the two lawmen follow the trail of the other two murderers. The trail leads to an Indian village that has been plagued by a band of outlaws.

When Deputy Gaddis offers the hope that the village might end the threat from the outlaws, they decide to take a stand and fight off the bandits. With the help of Gaddis and Josh Weathers, the village is successful in defeating a raid by the outlaws. When the lawmen return to Twin Springs, the local newspaper treats them as heroes. The editor's daughter, Felicia, who is also Josh's girlfriend, is hurt to learn that Josh has killed some of the outlaws. Her ideal picture of Josh is shattered. Later, in another shootout, Josh saves Felicia's life, but it still isn't enough for her to reconcile Josh to her ideals.

From the author, Richard L. Cave: "I am a graduate of Harding College in Searcy, Arkansas, with a B.A. degree in psychology. From college I went to Memphis in 1958 and worked for four years for the Commercial Appeal newspaper, in advertising, followed by a year at Mallory Air Force Base in Memphis as a technical writer. During this time I went to the University of Memphis Law School at night, earning an Ll.B. degree, finishing in 1961 and passing the bar exam that same year. In 1962 I went to the University of Tennessee at Knoxville for a Ph.D. in psychology, with emphasis in psychometrics and a minor area in abstract mathematics.

"After I retired from college teaching, I turned to something I have always wanted to do: I started writing novels. So far I have completed two novels, an adventure book for juveniles, titled The Good Ship Waldo (Main Street Publishing Co.) and a mystery novel, The Secrets of the 94 (Publish America). I also wrote a children's picture book, The Wildest Animals in the Zoo (Hester Publications)."

Peace Keepers is a 278-page paperback with a retail price of $24.00. The ISBN is 978-1-4349-9567-4. It was published by RoseDog Books of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information or to request a review copy, please visit our virtual pressroom at http://www.rosedog.com/pressroom or our online bookstore at http://www.rosedogbookstore.com.


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