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To Swallow the Earth: A Western Thriller by [Ransom Wilcox, Karl Beckstrand]

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"The characters certainly are taking an adventuremost of us would never know. You travel with them as they go and youtruly become involved in what is happening. It is Suspenseful but alsotender in some ways. Very well done. - Shirley Priscilla Johnson, Amazon VINE VOICE 1,000 REVIEWER "This story--unlike any I've ever read.... A great book. It's an easyread...full of action and suspense, while being delightfully clean. Theadventure was realistic and the story unique." - Darrin Webster,reviewer "A lot of action, hair breadth escapes....Well done western novel." - Randy Johnson,Vine Voice (Amazon) 
"[Y]ou will want to grab this book. There is a lot of action...a page turner [that will] keep you guessing. And the conflicts with Wade andPatricia might surprise you, as well. Never a dull moment inthis read.... so well written you can completely see what he isdescribing. You will enjoy this book. 5 stars!" - Sonja Nishimoto,reviewer"A good read for all western fans....The action starts with the first page and doesn't stop...from start to finish. The dialogue was done well....The characterization was good....the authors did it very well." - Paul Johnson for Readers' Favorite
A must read....I loved reading this novel....After reading the back curiosity of which man might be on the front cover lured me.... one of the two main men is the real bad guy; but which one--and will Patricia Laughlin find out before it's too late? In this intriguing and realistic portrayal of the Western lifestyle I found myself drowning into the deepest part of the plot....Which man will keep?...A romance...stunning irresistible tale.... Mystery, suspense...has it all...five out of five stars." - Danielle Urban, Universal Creativity

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A tough young woman and a Latino man are each searching for missing family in a Nevada silver rush land scare that leaves each unsure who to trust--and scrambling to stay alive. 54,000 words, 200 pages

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00YB8PA20
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Premio Publishing (May 25, 2015)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ May 25, 2015
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1872 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 212 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
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College media instructor Karl Beckstrand is the bestselling and award-winning author/illustrator of 26 multicultural/multilingual books and more than 60 ebook titles. His survival thriller, To Swallow the Earth, won a 2016 International Book Award, and his multicultural kids’ books have been lauded by Publisher’s Weekly, Kirkus, The Horn Book, and School Library Journal. Raised in Silicon Valley, he has lived abroad and worked with people from all continents (except Antarctica). His work reflects cultural diversity—not only in protagonists, but in collaborators (his illustrators hail from Latin America, Europe, and Asia). Beckstrand has a B.A. in journalism from BYU, an M.A. in international relations from APUS, and a broadcast/film certificate from Film A. Academy. He teaches media at a state college and, since 2004, has run Premio Publishing. Beckstrand has presented to Taiwan’s Global Leadership for Youth, city and state governments, festivals, and schools. His Y.A. stories, ebook mysteries, nonfiction, Spanish/bilingual, wordless, career, and STEM books feature ethnically diverse characters—and usually end with a twist. His work has appeared via: Amazon, Apple/iBooks, Baker & Taylor, Barnes & Noble, Costco, Deseret Book, Follett, Ingram, Papercrafts Magazine,, The U.S. Congressional Record,, FB, Twitter, and

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