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Beast of the Field by [Drake, Peter]
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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 tangled up underneath 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 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 finding her brother's killer 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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 725 KB
  • Print Length: 268 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Peter Drake (June 13 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008BC4ECE
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HASH(0x9b863324) out of 5 stars Just a wonderful story! Feb. 2 2012
By nmcarol - Published on
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It's hard to find a book that just tells a good story, but, for those looking for one, this is it. We have a love story, a war story, a mystery, a family that includes a young girl reminiscent of Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird. and to wrap it up a satisfying ending that leaves you thinking. A really good read. I highly recommend it...what a bargain!
19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9b620984) out of 5 stars More than pleasantly surprised! Feb. 3 2012
By KGRapport - Published on
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You never know what to expect from a first novel, but Peter Drake is a truly talented writer and captivating storyteller. This is one of those rare novels where truth surpasses fiction with a superb sense of human drama. The main characters are perfectly flawed and I fell completely in love with each one of them! This story is beautifully written, original, thought provoking, haunting, heartbreaking, and simple -- but not simplistic, with deep meaningful undertones -- it has it all! Well worth the read.
17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9b768294) out of 5 stars An Unforgettable Story Feb. 2 2012
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Definitely recommend it. It's rare to find an intelligent mystery that doesn't follow the same old formula. This novel combines the best aspects of a historical novel with a suspenseful thriller, and wraps it all up with characters that you won't forget.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9ba96638) out of 5 stars Didn't want it to end Feb. 21 2012
By NYRed - Published on
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You know you are reading a good book, when you are half way through and realize you do not really want it to end, even though you want to know the outcome. This is one of those books. A wonderful read, full of characters that come to life out of the pages. So many story lines and narrators that work beautifully together. I think it would make a great film as well!
23 of 28 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9b863774) out of 5 stars Life in raw April 1 2013
By Alisan - Published on
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I think much in this book is true to life, but it is a bit raw for me. The violence, heartache, language and knowledge that things would not get any better led me eventually to skip the suffering and just head to the last couple of chapters for closure, such as it was.
Drake is a talented author and can make you almost smell the scenery. But life is tough enough for me without having to wade through it in my free time, too.