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Chapter Ten

Father Mike had a problem, the kind that wasn’t covered in the Bible or grandiloquently authoritative bulletins from Rome. Chad Evans, eldest son of the congregation’s most-respected (and, coincidentally, wealthiest) family, wouldn’t accept that he, Chad Evans, was special. Anyone with eyes in his head could see that the boy was a remarkable creature. Really,...

Chapter Three

Casinos depressed Douglas Bishop. Disinclined to mathematics, he didn’t understand any of the games, and the haze of cigarette smoke triggered his tendency toward hypochondria. If it were up to him, they never would have stopped in Tunica. He and Lenny would have driven straight through from Memphis to New Orleans, where Doug was keen...

Chapter Two

Times were tough. The thing with the watches, the “Rolex Tribute Series,” hadn’t gone as well as they had hoped. Good cash flow but far too many phone calls from lawyer types droning on about “intellectual property.” Because of the greyhound thing, Lenny wasn’t allowed in Alabama anymore. (How laxatives ended up in the puppy...

Chapter One

According to all the better guidebooks, the ones that got updated annually and accepted a limited number of what were called “sponsored chapters,” the Painted Cave of Slippery Rock was one of three attractions no self-respecting tourist traveling through the American Southwest could afford to miss. The other two were the Hoover Dam and The...