grey header background grey footer background Large detective icon Children Books small Lifeline Icon Holiday Novels Order Books! Mysteries with pulse-stimulating excitement and laughter. Arley Koran web header small HOME I MYSTERY NOVELS I CHILDREN BOOKS I HOLIDAY BOOKS I INSPIRATIONAL NOVELS I ORDER BIO I LINKS I PRAISE I GUEST BOOK I SITE MAP I CONTACT COPYRIGHT I PRIVACY Contents of this web site are copyrighted. ©2000-2012 Arley J. Koran unless otherwise noted. If you experience any problems with this site, please contact the web mistress. When a member of our own family faces grave danger, there is no limit to the desperate measures we would resort. So it was that Stan Stanton and his partner, Sandra Hawkins, reacted to the situation when they received word that Sandra’s father, Bob Hawkins was being held for ransom by revolutionists in Mexico. Since he is a high- ranking claims administrator at Lloyds Insurance, his captors felt he would invariably bring a large ransom amount to finance their radical cause. In the city of Taxco, Mexico, Father Arturo at the local cathedral was able to pass-on to Stan a lead as to where the revolutionist’s headquarters was located. Since any foreigner’s attempt at penetrating the area would only provide another hostage, the good father passed on a suggestion, as noted in Chapter Four … “But I do know that the Chiapas people are very religious. Now, if someone wearing the Lord’s cloth, such as a priest or missionary were to venture into their territory, they would without question be welcomed as messengers of God. Need I say more? Oh, and if I might add, all padres carry along a “stole,” the ribbon around their necks, in case we are called upon to hear confession. As has been said, if you’re going to play the part, dress the part.”  So Father John (Stan) and Sister Mary (Sandra), in an old pick-up truck, enter Mexico from Guatemala, as missionaries accepting confessions and spreading the Lord’s word in an attempt to rescue Bob Hawkins (who during the rescue becomes Father Dominic). Stan’s plan began with a masquerade deception as described in Chapter Nine … “Bob, here is your frock, put it on and don’t worry if it isn’t a perfect fit. Sandra is going to put that ugly blue make-up on you and will powder your almost gray hair. In the meantime, I have to prepare your resting place, at least for the next couple hours.” I guess at this point Bob didn’t mind anything even if it meant covering his body with cow dung, as long as he was free of his captives and he was heading home. If he only knew what was required of him in the next few hours, he may have preferred taking his chances with the revolutionists or the cow dung. Therefore, with the assistance of explosive diversifications, the purple-blue make-up, and a casket, Bob is transported out of the grasps of the revolutionists, then out of Mexico and brought back to freedom. Stan and Sandra, disprove an old proverbial phrase, “You can fool all the people all the time,” by returning Bob through two countries and several thousand miles back to London. This site is best viewed with IE6 (or higher), a browser window sized at 1024 pixels wide or wider, and with a monitor display resolution set at 1280x1024.  Web design courtesy of Crystal Cloud Graphics Web Hosting Elysiumgates.com Page last updated: January 25, 2010 Stan Stanton title grey divider grey divider Currently, a comb bound 8 1/2” x 11” version of this book is available only through the author.  The book will be autographed and can be personally inscribed with a message if you include the message with the order.  If you are ordering more than one book (same title or a variety) direct from Arley, e-mail him FIRST.  He will send you an e-mail from Pay Pal with the correct shipping costs.  If you just use the Pay Pal button below, shipping is charged for each book.  For more information about Pay Pal, and ordering, be sure to review the “order” page. Also an E-Book version of this mystery novel can be sent to you via e-mail.  There are no shipping or handling fees associated with the purchase.
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