Monarchs and Mendicants
Publisher : CreateSpace & KDP
Description

A JOURNEY FROM DESPAIR TO HOPE

When a fourth homeless man is murdered by the Hacker, Gifford Ulrich leaves downtown St. Louis carrying his belongings on his back and wanders into the Benoit Neighborhood searching for shelter and safety. He finds abandoned buildings and abandoned people; drunks, drug addicts, gamblers; the outcasts; the unusual, the unbalanced, and the unlucky. His job cleaning bricks leads him to discover hidden forces at work in Benoit that throw him in the middle of danger and death. To fight his way off the streets, Giff must rely on his military training, his knife, and an anger born of loss. The only way to survive the passage from tragedy to triumph is to kill or be killed.


BOOK 1 IN THE GIFFORD ULRICH SERIES


THE JOURNEY BEGINS:

Gifford Ulrich didn’t know the distance from despair to hope, but he knew hope didn’t sleep in alleys. On this morning his first waking moments were filled with the audible lamenting breath of having survived another winter night on the streets of St. Louis, those onerous recurring sighs that had become his respiration. Endurance was not an uplifting miracle to him, but a depressing fact. Not the surprise, “Hallelujah, I’m alive,” but the admission, “Oh, I’m still here.”


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Praise and Reviews

"Talented author Dan Groat has a unique way of making the reader feel they are right square in St. Louis-homeless wandering as they go about their business of taking meager cash and exchanging it for food and other necessities. With intensity, your mood will fit the situations Groat presents and with surety it will be a novel you will long remember. This page-turning intense drama will keep you questioning and wondering until the very end."



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ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dan Groat gathered his formal education from the elementary and secondary public schools of DeSoto, Missouri, Jefferson College, the University of Missouri, and  More...
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