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The Bible Salesman

by Clyde Edgerton

Not quite so innocent as he seems, a young man gets caught up in a real-life game of cops and robbers, leaving a trail of mayhem in his wake. Does he ever understand what’s happening around him? Does he really believe what he’s told? What happens when he sorts out the goodies from the baddies? And most important of all, will he get the girl? Laugh, weep, wince and gasp at the adventures of Henry Dampier, the Bible Salesman.

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The real robbers doing the actual stealing were sometimes in too big a hurry to do the little things that had to be done. Mr Clearwater's job, and Henry's, Henry was learning, was to do exactly what criminals would do, else he and Clearwater might get caught, not by the law, but by somebody in the car theft ring. The police would be no problem, of course, since Mr Clearwater was in the FBI - they'd just let them go - but the criminals could get nasty.

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