Beneath the Ridge, A Novel
Suspense in Southern Indiana...
An old woman lives in the backwoods alone
and her part-time neighbor is a shy, city man who
purchased a tract of land from her as a getaway. An
energy corporation wants to strip-mine for shale oil on
their rural acreage and hires a local thug to apply
selling pressure – but the thug ends up missing. His best
friend, the sheriff, wants to know why. The old woman is the
only witness to the truth. Keeping it secret cements
the bond with her young friend as they battle the
corporation bent on devastating the ridge. A cast of
idiosyncratic characters add to the story, combining
legal drama with eco-terrorism.
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About the Author:
Keith J. Hampton has written articles for the Gary
Post Tribune, INCAA, Water Gardening Magazine and
Mother Earth News. He has also written for many
regional ad campaigns in print, radio and video.
Keith is at work on a second novel about the seamy
underbelly of the world of fine art and the galleries which
control it. He currently lives in Indiana and has his
own fine art and graphic design firm.