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8.5" x 5.5" Paperback, 300 pages


This irresistible novel manages the curious trick of making the reader want to stand up and cheer... A transformative tale of personal reinvention from a masterful storyteller." - Kirkus Reviews (A Kirkus Starred Review)


The latest release from the author of Of Dice and Men comes a tale based in history, told through the eyes of Susan Kingsley, a shy yet bold museum assistant in the midst of change, displacement, and growth. A story of friendship, outdoor adventures, and a reckoning. Revenge!


"a thoughtful but well-paced adventure... raising the stakes, right till the end. This novel is as much a journey of self discovery and newfound determination as it is a quest for retracing a historical trail."-- BookLife


     Susan Kingsley has career ambitions at the Smithsonian Museum in the historical acquisitions department. but shares an apartment with her ex-husband, Andrew, an FBI man. Susan discovers copies of a series of letters from 1870 describing a wagon train bound for the Deseret Territory, ancient Mormon lands, and a hidden mine.

     The new owner of the letters, Tom Sullivan, joins two older friends on a camping trip to discover the secrets of the letters. While Susan searches for Tom and his letters, Andrew tails her every step. Over time, a bolder, fiercer Susan emerges. As Susan’s character arc grows, Andrew’s arc delves from petty disagreements to all-out fraud and deception, a cop with a grudge.

     What has been hidden in the mine since 1870? What secrets will be revealed? Will Susan succeed, or will Andrew commit the ultimate crime?

** Signed Edition ** The Deseret Reckoning (available November 19, 2023)

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