The Alabaster Cross by Richard Exley

By Richard Exley

A compelling novel that addresses a emerging factor and tragic statistic of younger males in the United States being raised with no fathers. an enthralling tale that might remain on your center, lengthy after the e-book is again at the shelf.Trapped in an international of anger, 29 12 months previous Bryan Whittaker can't circulation on together with his existence until eventually he is taking a trip into his prior a deadly trip that might lead him into the center of the Amazon Rain woodland. rather than the revenge he seeks, Bryan unearths redemption and within the method makes peace together with his past.The in basic terms clue he has that may support him understand if hes reached his vacation spot is his reminiscence of his fathers so much valuable earthly possessiona attractive alabaster move.

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Although the memories promise comfort, experience has taught me otherwise. My resistance is short-lived, however, and now memories of Carolyn fill my mind. The first time I saw her I was listening to a very forgettable band in a little club out on Colfax. I was nursing a beer at the end of the bar when she came in with a group of friends. She was dressed in 60 61 black—black body suit and black hip-hugger pants with bell-bottoms. She had a great laugh, and when she danced I couldn’t take my eyes off of her.

When Mother tried to reason with him, he wouldn’t listen. He just kept saying, ‘God wouldn’t let my daddy die! ’ “Of course, it was impossible for Mother to continue on the mission field with two small children, so those who make such decisions decided we should return to the States. Mother was relieved, I think, as I was, but Bryan was inconsolable. As far as he was concerned, we were abandoning Father. “I don’t think he’s ever forgiven Mother; or me for that matter. More importantly, I don’t think he’s ever forgiven God.

In less than three minutes I am descending the stairs toward the street. Without taking time to explain anything, he sets off across the plaza, and I fall in behind him. We pass the red brick cathedral and continue down the street toward the Ganso Azul (Blue Goose), one of the city’s principal bordellos. A coffin maker’s shop sits next door, and we slip between the two buildings and emerge in a small alley.

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