Bobby Earl, a desperate boy with psychopathic urges, sticks a gun to the head of mild-mannered college professor and fugitive Michael and kidnaps him. The police and FBI are on the lookout, but Michael’s hidden past makes attention from the FBI the last thing he wants. His past hadn’t been a problem until now but his predicament has drawn the attention of the one man in the state who would know him for who he really was. A successful rescue might mean death or imprisonment for Michael, but staying in a killer’s clutches is certain doom unless Mary Beth – a sweet but damaged woman-child – can calm Bobby Earl. And time is running out.
Hijacking, kidnapping, murder, and a twist of fate. What more could you ask for? The Apostate leaves you on the edge of your seat. Such intensity reads like a roller-coaster ride. Fasten your seatbelt and get ready for suspense.
In the summer of 1940, after a rocky six and one half-year run, professional baseball died in Fayetteville.
And it has never returned. “Angels in the Ozarks” tells the story of a nearly forgotten Class D minor league once described as the “smallest league that ever functioned in organized baseball.” Looking back, there’s a poignancy about the old Arkansas-Missouri League and the Fayetteville Angels having faded into a virtual black hole of obscurity. The raucous, rowdy sounds of wood on horsehide, of called strikes and balls and outs, of joyous shouts of victory and unhappy cries of defeat, these are now no more than a faint—almost lost—echo, barely floating somewhere in the ether of forgotten history.
Most of us are living behind time… trapped in some phase of our past, like an insect in amber.
Living Behind Time is a pre-9/11 on-the-road story with a twist. Evoking echoes of the 1950s Beats, protagonist Frank Mason reverses the classic American journey by traveling West to East. Leaving his home in San Diego, Frank makes a solo cross-country road trip to points known and unknown, ending up in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Along the way, he revisits friends and locations from the past, rediscovering his own and our nation’s recent history, and learning that, in the end, there is still hope in a shared future… for us all.