The plot and story line for Pattern Five - One in a Million came to me some years ago. This is the first book in a series of three. It is also the first time that I self published via Create Space which is an entity for self publishing and is owned by Amazon. The up-side of self publishing is that one has total control at the front end with little expense but on the marketing and promotion end its a long hard road. The other down side is because its published under Create Space it is very difficult to get your book into stores. Am currently in discussion with a new publisher to get this novel re-published. This was also my first novel which I got edited professionally before it went to the publisher. Am currently working on the second novel in this series. (see Pattern Five - True Bloodlines) If you would like to purchase Pattern Five - One in a Million please click here...
After losing his son Sam in a tragic horse accident, the promising young Wyoming reining trainer Tyler Roberts, loses all interest in the sport he once loved, and turns to Jack Daniels and a solitary life in his small Wyoming cabin. All that changes when he receives a letter from his aunt Jodie requesting his help on her ranch in Belgium.
In Belgium, he meets a cast of colorful characters, including the beautiful young Slovakian, Lenka Duffek and the equally beautiful Alanna van Rijn, the wife of a powerful and sinister business man from Antwerpen. He also meets Ben Smith, a man with his own agenda,
Then there was Jan de Backer, the ranch vet with a love for powder substances, and handyman Jimmy “Uppercut” Murphy, an ex boxer and well traveled Irishman from Galway. Last, but not least, he also comes across a chestnut quarter horse called “Jake the Snake alias The Duke,” and quickly realizes the stallion is one in a million.
But all was not what it seemed on the SR Ranch. Dead horses, break-ins, barn fires, stolen tack and worse yet, murder, murder, became the order of the day. Surrounded by these people and their mysteries, Tyler calls in his best friend and former roper from Montana, old Bill Winters.
This is the story of a man’s love for horses and his fight to regain his self-dignity and pride.
Promoted in Horse Digest.com. Click on photo for the full article. It’s on page 46 of the Magazine.
Trails of a Lonely Heart
The Forgotten Boy
Pattern Five - One in a Million
Een in een Miljoen (Dutch version of Pattern Five - One in a Million)
Pattern Five - True Bloodlines
Murphy Lends a Hand (this is the working title)
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