Alma's World

by George Vercessi



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/1/2002

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 200
ISBN : 9781403308115
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 200
ISBN : 9781403308108
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 200
ISBN : 9781403343512

About the Book

George Vercessi does it again! He weaves a tale of murder, revenge and long-past jilted love with a fistful of characters that'll grab and hold you.

Molley Moore is at the center of the action, which erupts when her husband, Jack, scratches his arm while inspecting an old dresser in New Market, the antique capital of Maryland. Twenty-four hours later he's struggling to stay alive.

With Jack's health failing, Molley turns for help to her former lover, Navy commander Duke Sampson. Together, they trace the dresser to the idyllic mountain hamlet of Romney, West Virginia, and the late Alma Wilkins. In their quest, they encounter auctioneer and self-proclaimed "Maestro" Veltri, who steers them to Alma's enigmatic nephew, Nelson Twigg. Then, too, there's the endearing Bill Enis, a reclusive mortician who may hold the key to Molley's dilemma; and the ebullient former show girl, Ruby Strible, who's hell-bent on turning every male head in Romney, including Duke's.

As Molley probes Alma's seemingly innocuous world, she opens old wounds that'll leave you wondering just who the real villains are.

About the Author

George Vercessi, a retired U. S. Navy captain residing in northern Virginia, developed and co-produced the MGM/Showtime film, The Silver Strand, starring Nicolette Sheridan and Gil Bellows.

He has written We the People, a fast-paced drama in which Navy commander Paul Henly finds himself battling Washington's power elite in a sinister plot that winds its way through Congress, the Pentagon and ultimately, the White House.

His second novel, SEAL~Test, is an explosive story of revenge blended with a sadistic scheme to manipulate a weak and flawed President. Tension builds from the opening scene, when a class of midshipmen are kidnapped from the U.S. Naval Academy. Thereafter, it's a plot that can go in only one direction: a hold-your-breath, winner-take-all showdown between two warrior SEALs.

Vercessi, who also lectures on the subject, is the author of An Author's Guide to Publishing on the Internet, a handy reference work for writers seeking to have their books published with dot-com publishers.