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Greed, corruption, and violence in remote Hemlock County, Pennsylvania. Dragged into a courtroom in shackles, old W. T. "Racks" Halvorsen must convince a jury that everything they believe about their government and their town's chief employer is a lie. A tale of organized crime, nursing home scams, teenage suicide, toxic waste dumping, and of one honest man's fight for the truth. "Dark and gritty as a gravel road" -- Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Millions of copies of DAVID POYER's thirty-plus books are in print, including THE MED, THE GULF, THE CIRCLE, THE PASSAGE, TOMAHAWK, CHINA SEA, BLACK STORM, THE COMMAND, THE THREAT, KOREA STRAIT, THE WEAPON, THE CRISIS, and THE TOWERS, USA Today best-selling novels of the modern Navy and Marine Corps; and FIRE ON THE WATERS, A COUNTRY OF OUR OWN, and THAT ANVIL OF OUR SOULS, historical fiction set during the Civil War.  Most of these are available as e-books.

Poyer’s least-known body of work may be his Hemlock County series, set in a Faulknerian imaginary county in rural Western Pennsylvania.  The first was THE DEAD OF WINTER (Tor Books); the second, WINTER IN THE HEART (Forge Books, 1993).  AS THE WOLF LOVES WINTER was published in April 1996; it was an alternate selection of The Literary Guild and the Doubleday Book Club.  THUNDER ON THE MOUNTAIN, a historical novel set in Depression-era Pennsylvania, was released in March 1999 by Forge Books/St Martin’s Press, and received starred reviews from all three major reviewing agencies. The Hemlock County books have all recently republished by Northampton House, along with a World War Two thriller, THE ONLY THING TO FEAR.  His work has been translated into Japanese, Dutch, and Italian, and rights have been sold for films and audiobooks. He currently teaches fiction and memoir in the Creative Writing program at Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA.

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