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MIKE NEMETH AND TIM BRYANT-The Undiscovered Country and Dead and Buried
Saturday, June 16 at 2PM
MIKE NEMETH AND TIM BRYANT
speaking & signing
The Undiscovered Country and Dead and Buried
ABOUT THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY
When Randle Marks buried his abusive father three years ago, he thought he had escaped the gravitational pull of his dysfunctional family. Living in Florida, Randle was convicted of a crime he didn't commit, served his time, wrote a book about his scientific work, and laid plans to marry his college sweetheart. Then his new beginnings were interrupted by his mother's medical emergency. He is summoned to his boyhood home of Augusta, Georgia to face long-suppressed memories, contemptuous siblings, and his dying mother's desperate attempts to conceal her secrets and preserve her dignity. He battles dispassionate doctors who are reluctant to waste resources on a terminal patient and discovers that his mother's fate may not be an act of God. While investigating her medical situation, he uncovers conspiracies to hijack two estates--his mother's modest estate, and that of a wealthy man who claims to be his birth father. To bury the past, he will have to learn the truth about the past. Randle embarks on a journey through contemporary end-of-life rituals juxtaposed with Old South traditions and the fading mores of his mother's generation to untangle the layers of lies that enshroud his family's history. As he learns truth after truth, Randle is challenged to solve a murder no one knew had been committed, prevent the embezzlement of a stranger's wealth, and solve the riddle of his own identity. He is challenged to choose between greed, revenge, and reconciliation.
ABOUT DEAD AND BURIED
Wilkie John Liquorish may be a young man, but he's no greenhorn. So far in his short, hard life, he's dug graves, driven cattle, and nearly dangled from the end of a hangman's noose--no thanks to his ungentlemanly enemy, Gentleman Jack Delaney. Now Wilkie's been newly deputized as a Texas Ranger--and the real fun begins . . .
At Fort Concho, Wilkie John receives word that a bounty hunter is tracking the notorious outlaw known as Phantom Bill. Wilkie John has every reason to join the party: duty, honor, redemption, maybe even fortune and fame. But he has one reason to be wary: the bounty hunter is Gentleman Jack. He tried to kill Wilkie John once. This time, he might succeed . . .
ABOUT MIKE NEMETH
Mike Nemeth is a retired businessman living in suburban Atlanta with his wife, Angie (retired school principal), and their rescue dog, Sophie (world's largest Dachshund). The novel Defiled fulfills a lifelong dream to publish fiction. Previously Mike published Cinderella's Slipper, a prescription for determining the college football National Champion (we have the playoff part now), and The Missing Ingredient, an article published in the New York Times which explained why football rankings are always wrong. Yes, I'm a football fan and a golfer. Now my job is to write domestic thrillers that are candy-coated medicine for our social ills.
ABOUT TIM BRYANT
Tim Bryant was born in Smackover, Arkansas. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2007 with a BFA in creative writing. Before that, he was a singer-songwriter and recording artist, performing in his native Texas as well as his second home, New Orleans, and recording with musicians from Ireland, England, Norway, and all over the United States. He continues to write, record and perform music, and is a proud parent of two children. Readers can visit him at timbryantbooks.com.
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