Bellevue was a coal town nestled in the Appalachian Mountains. Shaft mining companies had been here for decades, and several generations of families had made a living going underground to mine the valuable mineral. Joe Galloway had moved there and built his strip-mining business into a success despite the stigma that came with strip mining in this area. It was a rough town with tough people, and many believed it still had factions of organized crime lurking in the shadows. For the past fifteen years, Joe had managed to keep his past a secret as he raised his family. When the competition for a large tract of land got heated, tempers flared between Galloway and the owners of Mountaineer Mining. As the feud escalated, Joe was forced to handle an issue that exposed his pension for violence that he had developed as a child. Sometimes no matter how hard we try; secrets will not stay buried.
- Publication Date
- May 16, 2023
- All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
- By (author): Glenn P Clinger III