Aging Vermont farmer Warren Lareaux refuses to give up any piece of his land or of his life—not for love, not for family, not for the law. His brother Ty represents all three of these forces. The two men are thrown into a deadly battle that neither one wants nor can escape. Can either brother survive the magnificent forced combat?
Jim gives an overview of the book:
Ty clipped the mike back onto the side of the radio, took the keys from the ignition, unlocked the glove compartment, and took the Smith and Wesson Police Special from its holster. His hand was still bleeding and he had trouble fitting his fingers around the handle and trigger. Pushing with his left hand, he pressed the revolver into position. He left the car, walked toward the house, letting the gun hang heavy at his side like a suitcase full of regret.
Jim DeFilippi was born and raised in Duck Alley, on Long Island, and has been writing and living on a dirt road in northern Vermont since 1973. He is a husband of many years, a father of two, a grandfather, a retired school teacher, a special-needs bus driver, a Vietnam...