(Entertainment-NewsWire.com, September 17, 2019 ) Outskirts Press—the fastest-growing, full-service self-publishing and book marketing company—is pleased to announce the release of The Darkness at Dawn. Alamogordo author Pamela Roberts Lee’s new novel goes back to the 1600s as two men struggle for wealth and power in early New England.
It's 1634 and a ship of Puritans is in the midst of a severe storm on its way to Boston. Among them is 13-year-old John Lee, an ancestor of two future princes of England. When John sees Richard Hawkes, already a petty thief and murderer at 19, steal his Puritan church's gold inlaid chalice, he has no idea that this act will lead to a 40-year conflict between them. Richard confronts John, who swears to keep the theft a secret to protect his friend Grace. John's guilt grows over the years. Richard lies, steals and murders his way to fortune and influence, while John becomes a soldier, civic leader and Indian teacher. Each man attracts followers, and both compete for the affection of the same woman.
Continually conflicted, John blames himself for unleashing Richard's evil upon his community but at the same time believes that breaking his oath would be a great sin. Finally, when Richard's crimes are too great to ignore, John is asked by the governor to prosecute Richard. In an incredible act of hubris, Richard calls John as a character witness at trial. Confronted with a question he cannot answer without violating either his oath to God or his oath to the Court, John must turn to the wisdom of his most spiritual Indian student and find a way to answer.
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At 560 pages, The Darkness at Dawn is available online through Outskirts Press. It is also sold through Amazon and Barnes and Noble for a maximum trade discount in quantities of 10 or more and is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the fiction category.
ISBN: 978-1-9772-1285-6 Format: 6 x 9 paperback Retail: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-9772-1286-3 Format: 6 x 9 hardback Retail: $41.95
eBook: $5.00 iPad: $9.99
About the Author: PAMELA ROBERTS LEE is a retired Air Force judge advocate colonel and former U.S. Department of Justice trial attorney who has appeared in courts throughout the United States. She and her husband, Matt, live in Alamogordo, New Mexico, where she is chair of the Planning and Zoning Commission.
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