A Reason to Tremble by Bob Mustin

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Ten year-old Emily Shane is struck by a hit and run driver on a darkened street in the fictional town of Hope, Georgia. There are witnesses, but the reports are conflicting. Was it a resident? A stranger driving through? Or someone else? Pat, Emily's father, deepens the town's shock by accusing local businessman Phil Agee of the crime. Police chief Davis Anderson begins an investigation, but he doesn't seem to pursue it with the zeal the Shane family expects. Pat continues to challenge Anderson's investigation, and after the chief jails Pat for interfering, brother Jason Shane reluctantly takes over the family's separate pursuit of Emily's killer. He and an old Vietnam War compatriot, Wilton Byrd, begin to uncover evidence Anderson hasn't revealed. As their investigation gropes toward resolution, Hope is upended by more deaths, leaving emotional loose ends to be tied up within both the Shane family and the town of Hope.

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Bob Mustin has been a North Carolina Writers Network writer-in-residence at Peace College. In the early '90s, he was the editor of a small literary journal, The Rural Sophisticate, based in Georgia. His work has appeared extensively in print and on the Internet. Previous novels include: A Place of Belonging and The Blue Bicycle. He lives and writes in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.
Published January 8, 2012 by Commonwealth Pubns Inc. 386 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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In order to save his family, Jason agrees to investigate the case with old war buddy and private detective Wilton Byrd—as long as Pat lays low.

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