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The Wounded

The Wounded

The Wounded is the second book of the Long War Series. Two young people, a brother, and sister die in a freak Lake Superior storm. Ricky Belisle, accused of murder, is freed for lack of evidence. In shame he leaves his hometown to prove himself worthy; worthy of Marie Jeanne, 'M.J.', Charbonneau, his childhood buddy, worthy of his family, worthy of his village.

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The Wounded is the second book of Townsend’s The Long War Series. Two young people, a brother and sister, die in a freak Lake Superior storm. Ricky Belisle, accused of the murder, is released from jail for lack of evidence. In shame he leaves his hometown to prove himself worthy: worthy of Marie Jeanne, ‘M.J.’, Charbonneau, his childhood ‘buddy’; worthy of his family; worthy of his village. Ricky Belisle travels across the south and west of America, a minor league baseball player, seeking redemption before his family, his people, his Marie Jeanne. It is 1960, the nuclear age. His forebears far into the mists of time––father, grandfathers, great-grandfathers and beyond––had been warriors, which the world no longer needs. He encounters temptation and corruption and injustice, a south of explosive rage and hypocrisy. Injury and death lurk under each friendly grin. Within the confines of the baseball stadium is safety and certainty. Baseball rules, if not just, are firm and clear. He suffers a concussion on a run down between third base and home plate.
M.J. finds Ricky on a Colorado mountain, where they must overcome childhood terrors if they are to save one another. Indifferent nature yet again tests them, their worth, their love.

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Publisher: Liars Path, Publishing
Publication Year: 2014
Length: 330 pages
ASIN: 1493555006
ISBN: 9781733882712
List Price: 17.99
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Robert E. Townsend

Robert E. Townsend was born and raised on a farm in northern Wisconsin. After graduating in 1969 from the University of Wisconsin, Townsend flew 135 combat missions in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. From 1982-1989 he was deputy chief, Air Force Intelligence Agency, counter-deception directorate at CIA. He is among some of the few dozen men and women in America intimate with the war of ruse and stratagem between the US and the USSR.

Slavic on the maternal and deep-south redneck on the paternal side, his parents managed money poorly and told stories well. Spare, pithy, lasting the duration of a Pall Mall cigarette, the tales were meant to both teach and entertain. No one is completely useless. They can always serve as a bad example.

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