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Beast of the Field | [Peter Jordan Drake]

Beast of the Field

In 1920's Kansas, the mangled body of champion buggy racer Tommy Donnan has been discovered beneath his carriage, dragged to his death by his own horse. His twelve-year-old sister, Millie, does not believe his death was an accident. She wants to know the truth behind the night Tommy died. But with her mother given over to grief, her father to fate, and her only surviving brother, Junior, a shell of himself since returning from The Great War, Millie will have to seek this truth alone.
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Based on a true story.

In 1920's Kansas, the mangled body of champion buggy racer Tommy Donnan has been discovered beneath his carriage, dragged to his death by his own horse. His twelve-year-old sister, Millie, does not believe his death was an accident. She wants to know the truth behind the night Tommy died. But with her mother given over to grief, her father to fate, and her only surviving brother, Junior, a shell of himself since returning from The Great War, Millie will have to seek this truth alone. Enter Charlie Sterno: the grim, glum, hard-drinking Pinkerton detective with a nose for murder. He lets himself get too close to Millie, so close that the case becomes personal. It is then up to the young girl and the outsider to negotiate the murderous Klan underbelly of small-town America to find justice. But Tommy's killer may be closer than Millie would have ever believed. And the solemn promise she made to her brother never to reveal his last secret to anyone means Sterno will have to get to the truth the hard way. The hardest way.

©2012 Peter Jordan Drake (P)2013 Cherry Hill Publishing

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    Edward Houston, TX, United States 09-11-13
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Beast of the Field to be better than the print version?

    Yes, because it brought the drama to life through the vivid interaction of the characters. I was especially touched by the depth of character Conlan showed in the protagonist - a most atypical hero with a lot of personal problems.


    What other book might you compare Beast of the Field to and why?

    Because it's a historical mystery story, perhaps Streets of Fire, by Thomas H. Cook, narrated by Mel Foster.


    Have you listened to any of James Conlan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I think it's a typically strong narration. I think it helps that the book is well written: Conlan can really pick up on the subtleties of character in a novel like this.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A young man dies in a raging storm, and his family wants answers... even if the truth kills.


    Any additional comments?

    I'd like to hear more from Peter Jordan Drake and Mr. Conlan.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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