Souvenir by James R. Benn

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Secrets trail an American soldier from his Depression upbringing to the cold winter battles in the Ardennes Forest in the last months of World War II, and through the post-war decades, as he struggles to keep his family from being torn apart while keeping the truth buried close to his heart. Clay Brock, proprietor of Jake's Tavern, has endured terrible losses throughout his life. In 1964, he is working to build a life for his wife and son, only to see everything he's worked for threatened by forces beyond his control. To keep his family from breaking apart, he must confront the very secret he has kept buried. For Clay, the war has never been over, and his foxhole buddy Jake Burnett never far from his thoughts. At two crucial points in his life, as a young father and later as an old man at the dawn of a new and unfamiliar century, his memories draw him back until he must confront them and speak the truth. But at what cost?
 

About James R. Benn

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James R. Benn is the author of the popular Billy Boyle World War II mystery series. The debut title, BILLY BOYLE, was a Dilys Award nominee and one of Booksenseís Top Five mysteries for 2006. Subsequent titles have received starred reviews in Publisherís Weekly and Library Journal and two have been tagged as ìKiller Booksî by the Independent Mystery Booksellerís Association. He lives in Hadlyme, Connecticut with his wife, Deborah Mandel. For more information, visit his website at: www.jamesrbenn.com
 
Published April 1, 2014 by Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller. 296 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, War. Fiction

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The turning point in Clay Brock's life comes during an especially horrendous battle against the Germans in 1945. He remains haunted by this event even as he becomes a husband and father in the 1960s and an old man in 2000. The energy and wit

Jun 21 2013 | Read Full Review of Souvenir

The turning point in Clay Brock's life comes during an especially horrendous battle against the Germans in 1945. He remains haunted by this event even as he becomes a husband and father in the 1960s and an old man in 2000. The energy and wit

Jun 21 2013 | Read Full Review of Souvenir

The turning point in Clay Brock's life comes during an especially horrendous battle against the Germans in 1945. He remains haunted by this event even as he becomes a husband and father in the 1960s and an old man in 2000. The energy and wit

Jun 21 2013 | Read Full Review of Souvenir

The turning point in Clay Brock's life comes during an especially horrendous battle against the Germans in 1945. He remains haunted by this event even as he becomes a husband and father in the 1960s and an old man in 2000. The energy and wit

Jun 21 2013 | Read Full Review of Souvenir

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