2013 Novel ‘Tusks’ Awarded Trafford Publishing Gold Seal

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Gene Hale’s colorful cast of characters takes on arms dealers, Russian mafia in mission to save African elephants.

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Gene Hale’s 2013 novel, “ Tusks” (published by Trafford Publishing) has been selected for inclusion in the Trafford Publishing Gold Seal program, which recognizes excellence in writing and overall potential.

A fast-paced story with a colorful cast of characters, “Tusks” follows Cheyenne Cole’s mission to honor his father’s dying request and save African elephants from illegal poachers. Encounters with arms dealers, the Russian mafia and a murderous elephant threaten to keep Cheyenne from fulfilling his father’s lifelong wish, and possibly end the ex-marine’s life.

Hale incorporates hot button issues, such as abusive relationships, the killing of white farmers in Africa and tribal genocide in thought-provoking, inoffensive ways as Cheyenne faces a plethora of unforeseen incidents that aim to keep readers engaged.

Praise for “Tusks”:

“This story is an exciting read that will particularly attract those who love exploration stories and characters who are forced to adapt when faced with adversity and the consequences of decisions they make.”

— Maria A. Hughes, the U.S. Review of Books

By Gene Hale
Softcover | 8.25 x 11 in | 480 pages | ISBN 9781466968141
E-Book | 480 pages | ISBN 9781466968158
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Gene Hale was born and raised in Michigan. A retired business owner, he has two books in print, “Tusks” and “Mercy.” Hale resides on Long Island, N.Y., with his wife. He is at work on his third novel.

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