A Strange Valley by Darrell Bain

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A clerk working in the census bureau discovers a series of anomalies in the population of a small city located in the Ozark Mountains. Intrigued, the clerk continues to investigate. He finds that, on average, the population of the city and surrounding valley, are a little smarter, less religious, more thrifty, marry less, have a higher level of education, are more sexually liberated, have fewer illnesses and many other positive traits. The city also refuses government money for schools and roads, has little crime and no sign of racial unrest. None of these factors would mean much taken alone, but together, they spell out a population that is distinctly skewed from the normal. Surprisingly, hardly anyone in the valley realizes that most of them are different from the average. They simply think they live in a good place among good people. Then the investigation starts...
 

About Darrell Bain

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Darrell Bain is the author of three dozen books in many genres who is known for his fast-paced tales and unusual plots. In 2005 Darrell was named "Fictionwise Author of the Year.
 
Published July 22, 2004 by Double Dragon Publishing. 219 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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