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Book By Author:  Melvin King

A Sticky Business and Short Stories
 A Sticky Business and Short Stories
 168111027X 978-1681110271

A Sticky Business is a fact-based story into which I have inserted two fictional protagonists so as to raise a question that is the theme of the novel. A young priest in Boston witnesses a tragic incident in which several blocks are destroyed and many righteous are killed or injured. He begins a quest to learn why God permitted such a disaster to befall innocent people while two Mafia Dons lead long and prosperous lives. His attorney-friend gathers evidence and prosecutes those he believes are responsible for the incident. They ultimately reach different conclusions as to the priest's quest. The 14 fact-based short stories begin with the story of a poor boy from Brooklyn who moves West, becomes a famous lawman, only to have his career shattered when secrets from his distant past are revealed. He dies a pauper, his achievements forgotten. The other creative nonfiction stories range from an Olympic athlete who achieves a glorious but costly victory, to the journalist who gets a killer scoop.

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Author:  Melvin King