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By Michael Lister

 Someone is killing police officers with their very own guns. 
On their strategy to checking out who and why, Merrick McKnight and Reggie Summers realize there is not any justice really like small town-justice and infrequently the simplest you could desire for is a definite form of retribution. 
For his 20th anniversary as a novelist, Michael Lister is doing anything he is by no means performed before--setting a unique in his hometown. 
And not only any novel. A Merrick McKnight novel that introduces Reggie Summers. A secret. A mystery. A love story 
Merrick McKnight and Michael Lister proportion many things--chief between them an identical small North Florida city of Wewahitchka. Wewa to locals.
Wewahitchka, this means that "water eyes," due to the approximately completely around lakes within the heart of city, is a wild, untamed region--backwoods, dust roads, untouched, unspoiled, in many ways unwelcoming. This brutally appealing position is domestic to the mythical lifeless Lakes, international recognized Tupelo honey, and now "A definite Retribution." 
In retaining with the novel's twenty-year subject matter, it opens with those phrases: I see her for the 1st time in over two decades the evening sooner than she'll be arrested.
Reggie meets Merrick and an exciting experience begins.
Mystery. Romance. Suspense. All in a small town.
Welcome to Wewa.

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In December 1954, the two-story wood Breeze workplace on Osceola burned down and the Breeze used to be briefly positioned within the Connell Water Works construction on Lake Grove highway close to the place the water tower now stands. finally, the Breeze moved into the construction without delay throughout from us now and Bandjough and McKnight put in new apparatus, together with electric apparatus, a Linotype computing device, and a scorching lead press. We slightly have a paper. We definitely don’t desire the development throughout moment highway or the other, yet Dad is a dreamer, now not excellent at enterprise. He’s attempting to shop his family’s small-town paper, attempting to resurrect it to the purpose of mere survival. purchasing a development is the very last thing he must do, yet a inaccurate experience of nostalgia might lead him to attempt if he inspiration he may well. ––Let’s determine now we have a Breeze earlier than we expect approximately the rest. ––You’re correct, yet wouldn’t or not it's cool? possibly shall we even get the outdated Linotype desktop and printing press again and make a museum or whatever. lets even placed out yes specified variations that we lay out at the outdated Linotype computer and print at the previous press. combine new media and previous. Be an grand position for us to interact, wouldn’t it? I nod. ––It could, I say. right away the Breeze workplace is in his storage and that i comprehend the attraction of what he’s describing, yet it’s so outdoors of what’s even attainable, and he’s consistently wasted lots time, strength, and cash in pursuit of comparable pipe goals and schemes, that it dredges up a few previous anger i've got at him. ––Wonder if shall we get a few kind of historic provide or whatever? he says. ––If you will have my support with the paper you’ve obtained it, I say. in an effort to try and purchase structures or make museums or paintings on historic supplies, then I’ll depart you to it and I’ll do anything else. He stares at me in shocked silence for a second. ––No, you’re correct, he says finally. Sorry. i am getting stuck up in . . . Let’s be aware of getting the paper again on its toes. I won’t . . . I’ll cease . . . I’ll take off my entrepreneurial hat for some time. Promise. I nod and we stand in a touch strained silence for a second. ––I’m gonna move on in and have a look round. See you within. ––Be in in a minute. Gonna name Reggie. ascertain she’s ok. After he’s long past I do. She doesn’t solution and that i don’t depart a message. I wait a couple of extra mins then try out her back, this time leaving a message whilst she doesn’t solution. i'm approximately midway in the course of the message whilst a decision is available in from a host I don’t realize. Given all that’s occurring I click on over and take the decision. And I’m completely happy I do. ––Merrick, Reggie says. i will inform instantly whatever is inaccurate. Her voice in tight and annoying, panic at its jagged edges. ––Are you ok? I ask. the place are you? ––No. I’m no longer. I’ve been arrested. I’m within the Gulf County penal complex. ––Hey Merrick, Robin says in his overly pleasant and ordinary voice. What’re you doing right here? ––Need to speak to you, I say. ––Well come on in, he says. I do, remaining the door in the back of me. His workplace is cleanser, extra equipped and nicer than I count on.

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