The Fields of Home

The Fields of Home

The Fields of Home

The Fields of Home

Synopsis

The tenth Milt Kovak mystery from this best-selling author... - Strange things are happening in Prophesy County. First, Deputy Dalton Pettigrew disappears on a mysterious date in Tulsa. His sister goes to rescue him, only to disappear herself. Shed left her middle child, Eli, in the care of Jean, the sheriffs wife, but now hes missing too. Who is the mysterious Dr Emil Hawthorne, and why is he out to get Jean? Can Milt Kovak find Eli before its too late?

Excerpt

When we moved from Colorado to Massachusetts, at the beginning of 1912, the other children slid into city life as a flock of ducklings into a new pool. I tried as hard as I could to be a city boy, but I didn't have very good luck. Just little things that would have been all right in Colorado were always getting me into trouble. Out there, after Father died, the sheriff was about the best friend I had. He helped me get jobs with the cattle drovers that went through town, and he always told them I was as dependable as any man. In Medford, the police chief seemed to think just the opposite. Before I'd finished the eighth grade, our house was the first place he came to when anything went wrong in town.

My worst trouble came on graduation day. The night before, one of the boys in my class, who was crazy about cowboys, was waiting when I finished my after-school job in the grocery store. He'd sent away to a mail-order house for a forty-five caliber revolver and a hundred cartridges. He had them with him, and wanted me to go up to the woods and teach him how to shoot. That would have been too dangerous, so I told him he'd have to wait till morning, then we'd go down to the river, and shoot into the water where no one could be hurt.

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