(PRWEB) August 08, 2013
From debut author David N. Duncan comes Cecil Bay, a tour de force work of fiction set at the tip of Michigan's Lower Peninsula, an area known as the Straits of Mackinac. Duncan seamlessly throws in together suspense and romance in a story where readers will find themselves deeply enmeshed in a plot that follows the struggle of individuals for justice against corrupt officials and people of influence.
A lonely divorced man, Ben Davidson just wanted to be left alone. But when Maggie Patterson winds up on his land to hide from her abusive fiancé, his hunch that an illegal operation is going on in the woods near his home is confirmed. As Davidson, a little hesitant at first, investigates the strange goings-on, his idyllically peaceful life shifts dramatically, pulling him into a world of crime and corruption with a local vice kingpin, a rogue cop, and a vicious killer. Set against the threat of fire in a drought-stressed state park, he must fight corrupt police as he tries to protect his new-found love.
Readers can follow this thoroughly riveting and fast-paced tale that centers on two individuals who find themselves facing adversaries as cunning as they are cruel. Duncan makes a name for himself in the world of crime and mystery fiction with Cecil Bay, an imposing novel that probes into the illicit and convoluted activities of drug trafficking, sexual slavery, and spousal abuse.
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About the Author
David N. Duncan was born in Northern Michigan, the son of a Baptist minister. His family lived in several small towns, but retained property at the tip of the Lower Peninsula. After high school, he worked in a factory, ran a boat livery and resort, laid sod in Florida, and owned a lawn maintenance business. During this time, he worked on a degree in education, eventually earning a bachelor's degree from Liberty University in Virginia. He taught in a parochial school for several years, became a paramedic, and earned a nursing degree. In addition, he is a firefighter, EMS instructor, chief of a small fire and rescue service, and works full time as a hospice nurse. His wife Peggy is also a nurse and EMT. He has three grown sons, two of which work in the medical field, two step-daughters, and a teenage son. He currently lives next to Wilderness State Park at the tip of Michigan's Lower Peninsula, in a home he remodeled himself. Writing is his newest hobby, along with fishing, hunting, and painting.
Cecil Bay * by David N. Duncan
Publication Date: 7/17/2013
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 151 pages; 978-1-4836-5581-9
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