Denton, TX, November 30, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- It is 1954 in small-town Oklahoma and for 14-year-old Albie Stone and his two best friends, their innocent summer vacation revolves around fishing in the creek, afternoons at the local swimming pool and riding their bikes outside of town to explore the dark, hidden crevasses of the nearby caves they’ve recently discovered.
But in Reckoning, a new novel from author Arvin Short and Zone Press, the caves are more than a simple campout destination for the three young adventurers. The boys’ summer of fun initially takes a mysterious twist when they meet an elderly, silver-haired Indian man who appears almost magically out of nowhere to join them around their campfire. The old man befriends and mesmerizes the spellbound youngsters with his captivating stories—before quietly disappearing into the summer night! Then, upon returning to the caves a few weeks later in hopes of another visit with the old Indian, the boys are instead swept into a dangerous fight for survival with an escaped murderer who’s hiding out at the caves.
Albie flees to a secret hideaway in the caves but soon finds himself in a face-to-face confrontation with the heartless convict. The battle rages in the darkened caves before suddenly coming to a shocking conclusion as Albie emerges only to himself swept into the middle of a . . . murder investigation.
It’s a life-changing summer . . . with unforgettable memories of an old Indian ... that Albie will never forget!
Reckoning is published by Zone Press, an imprint of Rogers Publishing & Consulting, Inc. Upon release, the 197-page trade paperback book will be available at www.ZonePress.com and all major retail outlets.