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The Peace Talk

by Nina Blakeman


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They made a mistake. Some might call it an error in judgement, others call it murder.

As adults, Andy, Gary, Hal, and Monty are defined by the events of a single day on the banks of the Arkansas River that followed their high school graduation. As each man struggles to establish himself—in love, in family, in career, in society—a shadow of lies and secrecy looms. The lives of four men are bound together by a shared past—and a deadly assault. Every year, the men meet prior to a vigil that memorializes their former teacher: not out of respect for him, but to get their story straight. However, when the daughter of their slain teacher also turns up dead, years of lies begin to unravel, and each man must either face up to his role in a man’s death or be overtaken by it. Amid their struggle is Monty’s father, Judge Winston Reardon. Upon learning that he’s the namesake of a relative who committed treason during World War II, his identity ruptures—the collateral damage far-reaching. The judge’s strategic, punitive tactics stem from his determination that his son, Monty, not have a weak constitution—like a traitor. He’s going to make a real soldier out of the boy. As far as the judge is concerned, there’ll be no negotiation, no conflict resolution, no peace building. To the judge, life is a war and the thought of surrender—not an option.

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Format: 5 x 8 Black & White Paperback, 440 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Feb 16, 2024)
ISBN10: 1977271626
ISBN13: 9781977271624
Genre: FICTION / Psychological

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Nina BlakemanNina Blakeman, BSN, PhD is an experienced professional who takes her knowledge of the biomedical field to the fictional realm. Her psychological thrillers are meant to unhinge the reader’s sense of well-being. She now lives in Montana with her husband, Scot, and their three dogs. She enjoys classic rock, golf, the violin, a good suspense novel, and the Green Bay Packers. She’s also the author of Blind Vision, and the Faye Davis series, The Blow-up Man, Envy Rots the Bones, and Release.
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