New Novel Follows a Young Deputy’s Struggle in His Quest for Justice

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Alfred Patrick’s “Clinch River Justice” is a gripping tale that fans of suspense novels will enjoy.

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Author Alfred Patrick, in his newly published book Clinch River Justice, tells a tale about a boy who matures into manhood, falls in love, and begins to find his way in life. Set against the backdrop of the Appalachian Mountains of Southwest Virginia, this intriguing novel then follows how he, as a young deputy, makes his way toward bringing justice to his townspeople.

Charley Scott, an inexperienced but idealistic deputy sheriff, faces a rash of deaths in a normally idyllic, peaceful Appalachian community in the early 1940s. These deaths of neighbors and a beloved family member result when greed, passion, jealousy, hopelessness, or utter disdain for the life or welfare of another human overcomes some residents’ sense of fidelity and of right and wrong. In the young deputy’s endeavors to apprehend killers and in his quest for justice, he learns how difficult that simple concept is to achieve.

Packed with 31 chapters, Clinch River Justice is a pulse-pounding tale that will leave fans of mystery-murder stories hooked from the first page to the last.

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About the Author
Alfred Patrick grew up in the Appalachian Mountains of Southwest Virginia. He earned degrees at Bluefield College, Virginia Tech, and the University of Tennessee. After teaching at high school and collegiate levels in Virginia and Louisiana, he served as professor, department chair, and dean in the College of Business at Eastern Kentucky University, where he retired.

Patrick enjoys reading, traveling, gardening, writing, crossword puzzles, and backpacking. He has completed hiking the Appalachian Trail, the John Muir Trail in California, and trails in other states. He and his wife, Peggy, live in Richmond, Kentucky; they have a daughter, a grandson, and five granddaughters.

Clinch River Justice * by Alfred Patrick
Publication Date: June 21, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 303 pages; 978-1-4771-1686-9
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 303 pages; 978-1-4771-1687-6
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4771-1688-3

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