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About the author:
C. C. Phillips grew up on a mixed farm along the edge of the Great Sandhills region of the Canadian prairies. 'The Hills' provided a wonderland of adventure and enchantment for a growing lad, his dog and saddle horse; the semi-annual two day cattle drive through the heart of the uninhabited landscape were highlights of the year.
As a youngster, Phillips attended a country school for the first six seasons of his formal education, making the three mile trek on horseback, buggy or cutter. It was here that he realized a love of stories and writing under the tutelage of Mrs. Harrison, a young teacher hailing from Britain.
With the family farming operation lacking in capacity, a young C. C. Phillips entered the work force, delving into a variety of occupations. He worked for a manufacturer of lenses for eye glasses, a tire retread plant and in the communications industry. Writing was relegated to a hobby as he turned his attention to providing for wife, son and daughter.
Phillips's adventurous spirit moved him and his family to La Ronge in central Saskatchewan, and from there to Uranium City in the province's extreme northwest corner. The latter, once a thriving mining community of five thousand, had dwindled to a near-ghost town of two hundred. Here, the wildlife, scenery and solitude captured his heart and rekindled the writer's imagination within.
Throughout the course of his life, C. C. Phillips has continued to write. Now retired, he is able to devote more time to pencil, pen and keyboard. He takes a keen interest in wildlife and spends hours tramping or riding across the grasslands. Leisure time is devoted to his family, puttering in shop and barn in summer, hunting in autumn and winter. He and his wife currently reside in their country home in southern Saskatchewan.
Preston Diamond: Boston Union Man
C. C. Phillips
PRESTON DIAMOND prefers to work alone but when he receives an offer of assistance from the greatest warrior of all time he does not refuse.
The entire city of Boston is in the throes of a labour struggle. Straddling the fence is not an option. A select group of individuals is raking in huge profits from a union movement that has no interest in its membership. Even the boys in blue have been pressured into signing up and the force has become an immobilized disgrace. Fist fights and brawls have escalated to stabbings and shootings. Beantown is a mouldering cesspit of violence. There are more bloated corpses than ships afloat in Boston Harbor.
President Grant wants the killings stopped and the issue resolved. Diamond's duty is to keep a low profile and track down the source of the trouble. His subconscious has been gnawing at him to hand more business to the medical profession rather than the undertakers. But Preston's new partner is eternally predisposed to violence.
His name is War and he is the First Horseman of the Apocalypse.
- Publication Date:
- 1492740527 / 9781492740520
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.25" x 8"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Westerns / General