Last Train To Nowhere

by Alan Swope

Lieutenant James Sharp and Officer Hannah Greeley were given an assignment to escort a female prisoner named Michelle Reynolds from Davenport, Iowa to Tampa, Florida. They were given a free passage on an old train from back in the late thirties or early forties. Their assignment was to take her there and turn her over to the local police.
Michelle insisted she was innocent of the charge of assaulting a woman and beating her up bad enough to put her in the hospital. On the way to Florida on that old train, Michelle managed to get free and jump off the train. Now it’s up to Jim and Hannah to find her and complete their assignment.

Publication Date: Aug 11 2017
ISBN/EAN13: 1974475085 / 9781974475087
Page Count: 204
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 6″ x 9″
Language: English
Color: Black and White
Related Categories: Fiction / Action & Adventure
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The Two Rings

The Two Rings

by Alan Swope

This is a story about four rings, they are just plain wedding bands but held sacred by Eva Collins. She met the love of her life Marty Atkins in nineteen thirty-three they were married in nineteen thirty-five. During the years of their marriage, she tried to keep track of how many times the rings parted and came back together. When they got married they picked out two rings just thin bands of gold, when their oldest son got married they gave the rings to them.

A short time later they bought two more rings, they were wider and like the others just plain gold bands only hers had a small diamond. In later years Marty passed away, a few years after that their youngest son got married, she wanted his wife to have her ring. Her son drove a truck for a living and was gone those many years except for time off. The rings parted and came together as he came and went, their marriage lasted almost ten years, when it was over she wanted her ring back and prayed he would get it for her.

6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on White paper
138 pages

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Silent Justice

bookcoverimageby Alan Swope

The many murders in the San Diego area have stumped Lieutenant Nick January. He is an experienced detective and most of his cases are solved in a matter of months.
Now he faces a case like no other. There are no witnesses or physical evidence at the scene of the crime.
During three years of investigation on the crime, Nick learns that the shots came from a mile away.
When the crime is officially declared a cold case, January and his captain, Abigail Williams, work together to solve it until the unexpected happened.

Publication Date: Nov 08 2016
ISBN/EAN13: 1539968596 / 9781539968597
Page Count: 230
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 6″ x 9″
Language: English
Color: Black and White
Related Categories: Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
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Child of the Wilderness: Return to Shannon’s Valley

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Authored by Alan Swope

Child of the Wilderness: Return to Shannon’s Valley

Adjusting to city life was no easy task for Jimmy Shannon he knew no one and had no friends. Since he had missed five years of schooling it was hard for his dad to get him enrolled, until he was able to Frank hired a tutor to teach Jimmy some of the things he needed to know. When he was enrolled he had no problems, the other kids knew who he was and stayed shy of him except for Teresa Newbury. She liked him from the start and was the one who started talking to him. She showed him where the classes were, during the next few months Jimmy grew very fond of her.
Jimmy had a run in with a bully named Dennis Stoddard and his two goons, they beat and stabbed Teresa one night, Jimmy decided to teach Dennis a lesson. All three of them were on probation and one by one he found the two goons and convinced in no uncertain terms to plead guilty. Getting ex-spelled from school for fighting Jimmy decided to lure Dennis to his valley. Being wanted by the law for the stabbing it wasn’t hard to get Dennis to go with him. Once there it didn’t take Dennis long to know he didn’t want to live like a mountain man, or live in a cave on the side of a mountain. Jimmy told Dennis to plead guilty to everything or he would bring him back to his valley and leave him there. He would have to fight wild animals or die.

Publication Date: Jan 15 2016
ISBN/EAN13: 1523346094 / 9781523346097
Page Count: 270
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 6″ x 9″
Language: English
Color: Black and White
Related Categories: Fiction / General
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Child of the Wilderness: The Trials

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Authored by Alan Swope

Child of the Wilderness: The Trials

Life was hard for Jimmy Lee Shannon living in the mountains. He had run away from home when he was ten after being accused of stealing a gold medallion and lying to his parents. At first his life on the run consisted of eating raw meat and wild vegetables whenever he was able to find some or snare a rabbit and find a creek with clear running water. During the more than five years of living alone with his wolf (Bear) he had many fights with wild animals. He also learned to speak the language of the Lakota tribe, while doing so he all but forgot the English language.
During his fifteenth year two men, a professor of archaeology and his assistant entered Shannon’s valley and was confronted by Jimmy and his wolf, he motioned for them to leave. The two men went to the sheriff’s office and told Sheriff Eva Banks what had happened and showed her a video of the confrontation. In late September of that year three men entered the valley to pan for gold, a gun fight broke out which left one man dead and two wounded. Now the hunt was on, during the next two years there would be a lot of chaos of fights with wild animals, hospital stays, and finally the trial.

Publication Date: Nov 21 2014
ISBN/EAN13: 0692332448 / 9780692332443
Page Count: 218
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 6″ x 9″
Language: English
Color: Black and White
Related Categories: Fiction / Coming of Age
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