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Jesse Sutherlin has returned to Buffalo Mountain after making a name for himself during trench warfare in World War I and reaching the rank of officer. He is also conscious of being viewed as a hillbilly by fellow soldiers, who had a meeting with his knuckles.While on the mountain, his cousin and fellow soldier, Solomon McAdoo, who returned suffering from shell shock, is shot in the back while attending a family moonshine still. When Jesse learns of this, he knows violence is going to boil up. The west side of the mountain is McAdoo territory, and the east side, Lebrun territory. It will be like the West Virginia Hatfields and McCoys, with no winners, only more dead men. The mountain is a hard place, where even shooting someone over a disagreement is just part of life.

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Frederick Ramsay

Dr. Frederick Ramsay was born in Baltimore. He is a graduate of Washington and Lee University and received his doctorate in Anatomy from the University of Illinois. After a stint in the Army, he joined the faculty of the University of Maryland, School of Medicine where he taught Gross and Micro Anatomy and Embryology. Collaborated and did independent research in the immunological system and its relation to cancer. He is the author of several scientific research and general technical articles.
During this time he also pursued studies in theology and in 1971 was ordained an Episcopal priest. After leaving the University, he served two congregations in the Baltimore area full time and several part-time.
He is now retired from full-time ministry and writes fiction.
His first novel, Artscape, was published by Poisoned Pen Press and launched July, 2004. His second, Secrets, (Poisoned Pen Press) , was published in August of 2005 and Impulse, July 2006, was cited by Publishers Weekly as one of the one hundred best books 2006. He is the author of the Ike Schwartz mysteries, A series beginning with Predators set in Botswana, and a stand alone, religious historical fiction-Judas the Gospel of betrayal.
He is an iconographer, an accomplished public speaker and once hosted a television spot, Prognosis, on WMAR-TV, Baltimore. He currently lives in Surprise, Arizona with his wife and partner, Susan.

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