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ISBN:159466000X
Author: Tess Collins
ISBN13: 978-1594660009
Title: The Law of Betrayal
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Language: English
Category: Mystery
Publisher: Port Town Publishing; Signed By Author edition (October 2003)
Pages: 259

The Law of Betrayal by Tess Collins



The Law of Betrayal book. Tess Collins wrote a gripping tale that blends the mystical with the mysterious. I recommend reading the trilogy from the beginning to the end. I wish there were more stories about Alma and her family as I have come to know and love them. The stories were written in the late 1990 and early 2000's and when Ms Collins reprinted them she left them in their original time frame and that's okay. It is fun to read about phone booths and the original car phones.

When she was ten years old attorney Alma Bashears's father disappeared. The only man who knows the true story is brutally killed and an old enemy comes out of the shadows. In THE LAW OF BETRAYAL, Tess Collins writes about theh ills of Kentucky as only a native can, weaving folklore, generational ties, and the ever present connection to the land, into an exciting tale of justice. Judy Fitzwater, author of DYING TO GET HER MAN. Chapter One of THE LAW OF BETRAYAL. Have another slice of pizza," the Commonwealth Attorney offered the man who pointed a revolver at her. "You'll think clearer on a full stomach.

Series: The Appalachian Trilogy (3). Members. com Product Description (ISBN 159466000X, Paperback). When she was 10 years old, Alma Bashear's father disappeared. The only man who knows the true story is brutally killed and, to defend herself against an accusation of murder, Alma must face the ancient mystery of her own heritage that stems from a misunderstood race of people called the Melungeons. Their land holds secrets of the ages as an old enemy comes out of the shadows. Library descriptions.

Tess Collins is an American novelist and theatre manager. Tess Collins was born in Middlesboro, Kentucky. She received a BA in journalism from the University of Kentucky, where she also studied creative writing with Kentucky Poets Laureate Gurney Norman and James Baker Hall, and with novelist and essayist Ed McClanahan. She received the Oswald Award for Creative Writing, and her first poems appeared in The Wandering Foot, a literary journal published by the University of Kentucky Department of English.

Tess Collins is a coal miner's granddaughter. She spent her early years listening to mountain tales of haunted hollows, moonshiners, and unsolved murders. No doubt they influenced her writing. She is the author of: The Law of Revenge; The Law of the Dead; and The Law of Betrayal and a non-fiction book How Theater Managers Manage. Contact her at ww. esscollins. Tess Collins is a very gifted author and I have loved every book I have read by her. I love the setting of this series and learning about how the Appalachian people live and get by. They stick together through the rough times and enjoy the good times like no other I've known.

When she was ten years old Alma's father disappeared. The only man who knows the true story is brutally killed, but she must defend herself against an accusation of murder.

The Law of Betrayal brings together an intrepid sleuth, prosecutor Alma Bashears, a rich and unique setting in the mountain hollows of Kentucky, a cast of quirky characters that kept me off balance, and a twenty-year-old mystery that demands to be solved. Ah, when to the heart of man Was it ever less than a treason To go with the drift of things, To yield with a grace to reason, And bow and accept the end Of a love or a season?" - -Robert Frost.

Just better Mythic storytelling. Having previously written commercial suspense thrillers for a mass market publisher, Collins remarked, "I had to choose between writing to the market and writing the stories I wanted to tell. Her previous fiction contained mythic elements, but now she moved further toward what she has termed "myth-based fiction, as opposed to metafiction

Author of The Law of Revenge, The Law of the Dead, The Law of Betrayal, How Theater Managers Manage, The Law of Revengel Guide to Who's Who and What's What on Wall Street. How Theater Managers Manage. The Law of Revengel Guide to Who's Who and What's What on Wall Street.

Tess Collins was born in Middlesboro, Kentucky. She received the Oswald Award for Creative Writing, and her first poems appeared in The Wandering Foot, a literary journal published by the University of Kentucky Department San Francisco Mythic storytelling.

When she was 10 years old, Alma Bashear's father disappeared. The only man who knows the true story is brutally killed and, to defend herself against an accusation of murder, Alma must face the ancient mystery of her own heritage that stems from a misunderstood race of people called the Melungeons. Their land holds secrets of the ages as an old enemy comes out of the shadows.
Reviews: 7
Wnex
Tess Collins wrote a gripping tale that blends the mystical with the mysterious. I recommend reading the trilogy from the beginning to the end. I wish there were more stories about Alma and her family as I have come to know and love them. The stories were written in the late 1990 and early 2000's and when Ms Collins reprinted them she left them in their original time frame and that's okay. It is fun to read about phone booths and the original car phones. The characters are well developed and some you want to invite to your bbq and some you want to help hide the body. Don't try to read these books when you have other things to get done, it will be a hard choice which one gets done.
Usic
Tess Collins has a wonderful gift of writing books that make you feel like you are truly there. I have enjoyed this series so much and hated for it to end.

In this the third book of a wonderful series Alma found herself fighting for her life. Accused of the murder of the man she loved more than life, Grady the town sheriff, and the attempted murder of Jefferson, her best friend since they were both young children.

Alma is innocent but has to prove that herself. The out of town prosecutor does not care if she is innocent or not. She wants to convict her no matter what. That made the story all the more real as it seems like most prosecutors do that all the time in life. But Alma has a few tricks up her sleeve that will surprise the reader. She goes through so much to get there though. Her attorney has a heart attack so she has to depend on the one person that she hates more than anyone, Walter Gentry, to help her. He was part of the ones that raped her when she was only 14 years old and from the most prominent family in Contrary.

Alma was from the poor part of the Appalachian country, raised in the mountains by her mother and her dad's family. Her dad was killed when she was a child and she never gave up hope of finding out if he might still be alive. She does find all her answers in this book. I won't tell though(hate to give anything away).

She gets lost in the mountains, sees and hears things that scare her almost to insanity. But she manages to pull herself together and find the real murderer and put this nightmare to an end. She also gets to finally put the overbearing, hateful and very spiteful prosecutor in her place, something I was so glad to read. lol

It is a wonderful, clean story that will teach you a lot about the ways of the Appalachians and their ways. I loved this series from the first book to the last page of this the third book. It held my attention all the way through and kept me turning pages until the early hours. I was shocked by some things that happened at the end and loved how Alma Bashears fought for the truth and freed herself from the past and the accusations that she was being prosecuted for. It is a great story with love, loss, history, family and even a few ghosts. I had to give this book a 5 star rating because it was told with such emotion and truth that it was obvious to me the author knew exactly what she was doing when she described the mountains, people and the beautiful lakes, waterfalls and whole area surrounding this story. Great ending to a great series... I would love it if another book was written about this series.

Don't be afraid to read this series, it is wonderful from start to finish.
Sironynyr
Interesting Trilogy. Kinda felt like the heroine was a bit of a character before the end of the third book. Does give a touch of eastern Kentucky/Tennessee mountain life that has continued from pioneer generation one. Reflects original habits of Scots etc that settled there with Daniel Boone etc. Good people, old ways, several deaths, strong family connections with introduction of new ideas which are SLOW to be accepted. Lots of scary rationale. Think if you were from there you might enjoy and understand more of the way things developed. My 3rd great grandfather hailed from there. When he left in 1850 I understand he never talked about it again (much).
Connorise
Compared to Book 1 and Book 2 of the Appalachian trilogy, this was a huge let-down. I felt it had no role in being book3 of such a wonderful first 2 books. It just didn't belong. I saw no relevance...Disappointing, I did not even finish reading it to the end.
Sha
This is another wonderful book in this Appalachian series. Well written and will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Flocton
Again, I enjoyed this author's book. It is another good read and it held my interest all the way through. I highly recommend it to others.
xander
the only problem with the web belts is that they stretch. i never thought they would so the first night wearing the brown belt it went fron a 60 to 70 inch belt . thank fully you can cut it and readjust.
all in all i like the product and would buy it again
good purchase