Kick the Can

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SDP Publishing LLC, Jan 6, 2012 - Fiction - 282 pages
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Try turning the clock back two generations in time and experience the sweltering summer of fourteen-year-old Dalan Dawson-the new kid in town-as he meets the new neighborhood kids in the dusty, small, cotton-farming town of Coolidge, Arizona. His boring summer turns very interesting when Dalan first lays eyes on the brown-eyed, dark-haired Marie Palermo. She is special from his first shy glimpse of the sassy, rich, and very smart girl. Over the next few days, she leads him into an excitement-filled world of ancient intrigue when she invites him to help her explore a newly-uncovered desert cave that lies beneath the ruins of an ancient Anasazi village. From the action of the neighborhood kids' street game-kick the can-to the ancient spiderweb-filled caverns with their long-forgotten treasures, the two teens are caught up in mysteries, muggings, and murders. Who killed the town's high school hero, and who abandoned the three-hundred-year-old Spanish padre and his jewel-encrusted, gold cross? Dalan and Marie's story seems too bizarre to be true - or maybe not.
 

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After thirty years of medical practice,Steven I. Dahlnow splits his time between homes in the Arizona desert and the mountain peaks of Utah. His most recent travels took him to central Europe, where he managed the medical care of the Latter-Day Saints missionaries. These European adventures added to his experiences of living on the tiny islands of the Pacific, his Viet Nam experience on a navy hospital ship, and time spent in a struggling Liberian hospital. His previous fascination with ranching, flying, scuba diving, sailing, and his experience serving his country as a major in the US Army all add credence and a realistic twist to his stories.

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