COMING SOON

Book 2 in the Gifford Ulrich Series



Book 3 in the Gifford Ulrich Series

A Punctual Paymaster

A POIGNANT AND TIMELY NOVEL

OF RACE RELATIONS IN AMERICA

REVIEW COMMENTS

  • “Beautiful. A journey you will never forget!”
  • “If you only read one book this year, let this be the one.”
  • “An incredible debut novel.”

A TOWN DIVIDED BY RACE
IS HIDING A MIRACLE AMONG ITS SECRETS

Travel seventy years through the secrets of the white Thanos family and the black Taylor family, twisted like strands of yarn woven together on a loom. The wealthy, powerful Nikkos Thanos owns a woolen mill and almost everything else on the north side of Delphi, Missouri, and is the overseer of a fractured society. The brave, judicious Thaddeus “Cousin” Taylor owns a grocery store and a tavern on the south side and carries a past hauntingly shrouded in tragedy. Each man tries to shepherd his part of town through the turmoil of racism, the depression, and war. With the passage of time, those caretaker roles are filled by Evangelina, Nikkos’ beautiful and strong-willed daughter, and T.J., the grandson who worshipped Cousin. Forty-five years after high school, two friends, Ab and Grady, return for the funeral of their mentor, T.J., and walk into the middle of a mystery. They unweave the black and white threads that are the town’s concealed, troubled past, revealing an extraordinary tapestry of life and death, revenge and triumph.

“This story is more than white and black differences. It’s about what it means to be a man, to earn and give respect, to stand tall against adversity, to be a role model.”
LEARN WHAT IT MEANS TO “WALK WITH STRENGTH.”

The Author