The Summer Set by Jay B. Province
The Noqumiut

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Solving the mystery of the sinister Noqumiut carries a set of friends far beyond the innocence of their small Pennsylvania hometown. Santa and his merry elf magically appear in June running for their lives from a town hall fire; a teen girl flies her Cessna from the scene of a refinery explosion; and a dating pair leave a dead body on a leather couch - wrapped in a full-length mink coat and holding a red gift bow in its hands. Fourteen year-old catcher Peter 'Chumbucket’ Miller and his best friend pitcher Mike DeSorcier are on a mission to capture their youth league World Series championship. Spying on a league meeting from a sweltering attic perch they uncover a group of extra-dimensional beings infiltrating the league’s leadership. The boys gradually discover two things: they are in mountains of trouble and they need help. Assistance (and more trouble) arrives in the form of two daring and mystifying girls - Karen Croft and Jo Munro. The four friends share adventure, romance, intrigue and danger throughout three hectic summer months. The spirited foursome receives timely aid from unlikely sources: an Eskimo shaman; a magic stone carving of a seal; a loyal dog; and an opponent from Roswell, New Mexico whose talents (and origins) may literally be out of this world. The Summer Set is a humorous, intense, action-packed story about friends, enemies and the pursuit of winning it all. The novel is suitable for all readers ages twelve and up.
 

About Jay B. Province

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Jay Province was raised in the West Texas desert, spent his teen years in northern Alabama, and graduated from Indiana University. He is a jack of all trades with wide-ranging interests. He worked on horse racetracks in Kentucky and Ohio in his early twenties. He loves fall days and the smell of pine and cedar.
 
Published November 13, 2013 by CreateSpace. 310 pages
Genres: History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Initially, readers may have a difficult time orienting themselves in the time period without scene-setting, but once Province’s vision is clear, the novel stays rolling.

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