Dillon Marshall Releases 'Micah Jamison Didn’t Do It'

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New book explores dangers of rash decisions, bad fate

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'Micah Jamison Didn't Do It' is an action-filled thriller, retelling a familiar story that prompts readers to reexamine the importance of deliberate decisions and evaluated thinking.

"Frustration often calls for desperation and when man takes the bait, fate better be on his side," author Dillon Marshall says in jest of the theme of his newly-released book. "Micah Jamison Didn’t Do It," (published by Xlibris) an action-filled thriller, retelling a familiar story that prompts readers to reexamine the importance of deliberate decisions and evaluated thinking.

This book tells the story of Micah Jamison, a man driven by frustration to threaten used-car salesman Joe Sanders. Jamison, after losing a suit in court to obtain relief over a car deal gone sour, decides to try to scare the car salesman into either refunding his money or paying for the repairs. As luck would have it, fate breaks in at a critical point in the execution of his plan and despoils Micah’s intentions. Through a most perverse alignment of circumstances, Sanders is killed in an unusually severe thunderstorm. Now, Jamison is left to suffer the consequences of his actions.

Speculative and insightful, "Micah Jamison Didn’t Do It" exemplifies how rash decisions, coupled with bad fate, could unravel a hoard of deadly, unthinkable misfortunes. It calls into mind common stories of crime and violence that spiral out of control from unguarded emotions.

"Like Jamison, most of us have been on the short end of the stick at least once in our lives," says Marshall. "When the unthinkable happens, we find ourselves faced with difficult decisions. Still, we are not absolved from the ramifications of our actions. We are obliged to deal with new realities as they come along."

An excerpt from "Micah Jamison Didn’t Do It":
"'Fate,' Crowley told himself, 'is dispassionate and harsh. A corrupt taskmaster that answers to no one. Not even to God.'"

“Micah Jamison Didn’t Do It”
By Dillon Marshall
Hardcover | 6x9in | 122 pages | ISBN 9781503524286
Softcover | 6x9in | 122 pages | ISBN 9781503524309
E-Book | 122 pages | ISBN 9781503524316
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Dillon Marshall lives in East Texas with his wife Ann. These days, he describes himself as a gentleman farmer. He and his wife live on ten acres, raise 15 chickens for eggs and a fair sized garden for vegetables. He and Ann enjoy camping, and fishing, and have traveled extensively across the southern two-thirds of the United States. Marshall served in the United States Army Special Forces as a reconnaissance team leader in Vietnam. He was wounded in 1971 near Da Nang and spent several months at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C. After being discharged from the Army in 1972, he finished his college work, earning a BS in Business. Today, he holds a Ph.D. in Theology and has taught in several colleges and universities. His past publications include weekly columns for newspapers and a published collection of short stories about his growing up days as he calls them.

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