Friday 56 #127 – Southern Gold by James Alan Vitti #JamesAlanVitti

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice.The only rules are to grab a book (any book), turn to page 56 or 56% in your ereader and find any sentence or a few ( no spoilers) that grabs you and post it.

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Please include the title of the book and the author’s name.


If you are looking for a mystery that leads to a asking questions about what a life is worth, check out Southern Gold by James Alan Vitti.

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My 56

So this, this is what it comes to? he heard himself thinking, wondering, calling out. Or will I get another chance? Just one more chance…

(From prologue, because only a partial paragraph on page 56, in paperback,1st edition, published in 1995)

Book Beginnings

Gavin Duke thought he was dead.


(From the Prologue)

GOODREADS BLURB: When a promotional scheme for First Southern Bank goes badly awry kidnapped marketing executive Gavin Duke, imprisoned in a cabin deep in the woods, has plenty of time to think about the course of his life and his relationships–when it may be too late for him to do anything about them.

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