Dead Blow by G. M. Barlean

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Nebraska sheriff, Dewey Truet, wishes for a more exciting police career than barking dogs and domestic disputes. Life is good in small-town Nebraska, but a car chase once in a while would be nice. Kicking in a door would get his blood flowing. Anything would be more exciting than deciding if he should get rainbow sprinkles or chocolate glaze on his donut. A woman's doorbell rings and she's alone and frightened. Can she trust the man at the door? He seems so kind…and handsome. She lets him in. Another man is watching them from the tree line. That man is filled with rage and vengeance. The next morning, a shed is on fire, a man is bludgeoned to death, and a dead blow hammer, stained with blood, lies at his side. Sheriff Truet arrives at the scene. The woman is missing. Murder and abduction—there's real crime in his county now. Turn on the cherries and crank up the siren, Sheriff. Your wish for something more exciting has just come true.

About G. M. Barlean

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As I slide into the second half of my century-assuming I will actually get a whole century-I fervently write stories filled with suspense, unique twists, murder, and characters as human as any person reading them. My writing has a midwestern feel and is generally in a midwestern setting. Write what you know, they say, and I've grown up and lived on a farm in Nebraska my entire life.I enjoy blogging, volunteering, spending time with my family, my unique group of friends and my many pets. I love living in the country. I'm a member of the Nebraska Writers Guild. Oh, and I love to cook yummy, basic foods like pastas and breads.
Published February 8, 2013 by Less Traveled Roads Publishing. 250 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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