Item description for Road to Nowhere by Paul Robertson...
Overview Unexpected funding for town development transforms a small mountain community in North Carolina from a peaceful region where neighbors care for one another into a hostile and divided area that is fraught with greed and violence. Reprint.
Publishers Description For years, Wardsville sat nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, a peaceful small town. The kind of place where neighbors care for each other. But that's until unexpected funding arrives to build a road into town. With millions to be gained in land and development deals--and millions to be lost for those in the road's way--everyone has something at stake. Suddenly, this quiet town is torn in two as neighbor turns on neighbor. The fate of the project and the future of the town rest on the decision by the county board, but when someone may have gone as far as cold-blooded murder, is anyone safe?
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Studio: Bethany House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.44" Width: 5.48" Height: 1.14" Weight: 0.86 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2009
Publisher Bethany House
ISBN 0764206583 ISBN13 9780764206580
Availability 0 units.
More About Paul Robertson
Paul Robertson is a full-time software developer and the author of five novels, including "Dark in the City of Light," "Road to Nowhere," and "The Heir." He is also a former Christian bookstore owner (for 15 years), who lives with his family in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Reviews - What do customers think about Road to Nowhere?
A Book About a Road? Yes! May 24, 2008
Road to Nowhere
You know someone is a talented author when he can write a novel about a road and make it a page-turner. Paul Robertson has done just that.
A small county made up of small towns, mere blips on the state map, situated miles from everywhere else suddenly receives the possibility of a chance to connect, change and grow. A road. This opportunity lands in the lap of the county government members and the folks in their jurisdiction soon make their wishes and demands known.
Who is behind the road? Does someone feel strongly enough about it to kill? What is the right decision?
I read this novel with the same sense of wonder I felt watching the interactions of the 12 Angry Men. Road to Nowhere is a fascinating glimpse into the thoughts and triggers and behaviors of people caught up in a cause. It is also a finely crafted novel nothing like his other impressive work, The Heir.
deep regional drama Apr 2, 2008
On Jan 2 in North Carolina, the Jefferson County North Carolina Board of Supervisors meets with the new Chair Joe Esterhouse who just replaced the recently deceased Mort Walker. Joe reads a document from Raleigh for the county to apply for a grant and if they succeed in obtaining the money determine whether they want a road to bring the Gold River Highway over a mountain to Wardsville. They vote in the affirmative. However the county residents split in two between supporters and dissenters.
The people of Gold Valley with expensive homes want the highway to cut down on their commute. A developer Charlie Richer wants it done so he begins bribing folks to vote for the highway and Selectman Wade Morris is killed when his car goes off an embankment. Joe thinks some one murdered both men and another selectman was shot so he works behind the scenes trying to uncover who has taken the debate to a lethal level.
From the onset when he makes his proposal Joe knows the locals will be polarized into two camps, but believes the highway is the right thing for the county. However, he never anticipated how violent and ultimately deadly the argument turned as neighbors and families turn on each other and the selectmen. Thus readers obtain a regional drama with a whodunit wrapped inside it.
Road to Nowhere led to a wonderful surprise. Apr 2, 2008
Paul Robertson has created a great tale. I was caught up after reading the first page of 'Road To Nowhere' and could hardly put it down.
It is a wonderful story of a small town at perhaps it's best and most assuredly at it's worst.
Who would have thought that a simple plan to build a road could destroy a town before the bulldozers even get started! Or even get a man killed?
'Road To Nowhere' is told from the point of view of each of the city board members. We get to see the various sides of the story as it unfolds and it unfolds at a rapid pace.
I am glad to have read this and will be looking up more of Paul Robertson's work.