Join Gaylon Greer on his Virtual Exerpt Tour for The Descent from Truth from September 2 – September 29, 2013. Please leave a comment or question for Gaylon to let him know you stopped by. Gaylon will be giving an autographed hardcover copy of his previous book, The Price of Sanctuary, to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Please be sure to leave your email address with your comment in case you are the winner. You can follow his tour here, the more stops you visit the better your odds of winning.
The Descent from TruthBy Gaylon GreerPublisher: Gaylon GreerRelease Date: October 23, 2013Genre: Suspense/ThrillerAdd to GoodreadsBook Description:Alex Bryson is patrolling Rocky Mountain backcountry in his job as a security guard when he discovers a woman with a baby wandering alone in the snow far from the nearest road. He takes them to shelter in a weekender cabin and sees a newscast that suggests the woman, Pia Ulmer, kidnapped the baby from its rightful parents and that it is the sole heir of Peru’s wealthiest and most corrupt family.Pia claims that she is the baby’s mother, and Alex doesn't know what to believe. After turning her in, he continues to struggle with his budding feelings for her and remains unsure of the true story. He becomes more and more involved until finally there is no turning back—lives are on the line. He helps Pia get free from a brutal world that values money over life, and together they devise a plan to reclaim the baby. Just when it looks like they might succeed, they discover an international conspiracy that changes the game entirely.
Alex pushed on the double doors to the next room. They swung freely. Just inside, he paused and checked for surveillance cameras. None evident.
The dimly lit room, a luxurious parlor, had a couch next to a window wall. Pia was stretched out there on her stomach. She spotted him and got to her feet as he walked across the room. Shoeless, she wore a short, wrap-around robe—some kind of wispy black material. Most of the swelling was gone where he had punched her. Neat surgical stitches held the wound closed. Dark splotches under her eyes made them look bruised like her forehead.
“What are you doing here?” Her voice sounded flat, emotionless. “Have you come to gloat?”
“To find out what’s going on. I know Freddy’s your kid, but they say you gave him to the Koenigs.”
“I agreed to do that before I was inseminated. But his life is in danger, and . . .” A strangled sob. She looked and sounded like a condemned prisoner on her way to the execution chamber. “I told Theo Faust, Mr. Koenig’s top security man. He doesn’t believe me.”
She seemed convinced that someone wanted to harm the boy, and she sounded terrified. Alex wanted to cradle her in his arms and comfort her. He wanted to right whatever had gone wrong in her life. No way to do that, of course, but the need transcended reason. It tugged at him viscerally. “Is Faust turning you over to the county sheriff?”
“He is keeping me for himself.”
The reminder that she and Faust were lovers, that her come-on to Alex during their night on Black Oak Ridge had been a con job, shot a surge of resentment through him. “Yeah, he told me he’s your sugar daddy.”
“I do not know that expression.”
She looked as if she had swallowed something foul. “More accurately, my serial rapist.”
“Rapist?” Alex did a quick reassessment. Faust had said—what? We got used to each other. He had called her a piece of tail. No mention of attachment. “You guys aren’t . . . you’re not involved with each other?”
“He considers me a piece of property. His property.”
“He can’t force you to stay with him. Even criminals have rights.”
“With Mr. Koenig’s approval, he can do whatever he wants.”
Working with traveling carnivals and itinerant farm labor gangs during his teen and early adult years took Gaylon Greer up, down, and across the U.S. and introduced him to a plethora of colorful individuals who serve as models for his fictional characters. After several years as an Air Force officer and then a university professor with a Ph.D. in economics, Greer developed an interest in writing fiction and attended workshops at the University of Iowa, the University of Nebraska, and Bryn-Mawr College. He also studied with the U.C. Davis Extension program and the Algonquian Writers Group. His most recent novel, THE DESCENT FROM TRUTH is available at www.Amazon.com and other e-book retailers. Please visit Greer at www.GaylonGreer.com
Don't forget to leave a comment or question for Gaylon to let him know you stopped by. Gaylon will be giving an autographed hardcover copy of his previous book, The Price of Sanctuary, to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Please be sure to leave your email address with your comment in case you are the winner. You can follow his tour here, the more stops you visit the better your odds of winning.