A Matter of National Security “What’s up, homeboy?” Raven’s voice was unmistakable. His voice always made Homer’s smartphone rumble on the desktop because of his low rumbling voice. Homer picked up the phone and turned off the speaker just in case. “I’m trying to run down the status of those old Hobbs Island rail lines […]
Sheriff Eachann (Mac) Hector was respected by each and every individual and all cultures in and around Slokey County.
The picture was a bit snowy but Starsky & Hutch was on channel 31, WAAY in Huntsville. Raven had been watching Starsky & Hutch since it began in ’75 and he and Jeff, Jeff Morgan, had spent a lot of weekends fighting crime as “Zebra Three” a couple of years back.
Cherokee legend tells that on the Trail of Tears, Cherokee mothers grieved and cried for their children. Elders prayed for a sign that would give them strength. Soon, roses began to grow where tears fell.
Playing head games with the moonshiners was getting boring. A lot of the old guys were gone and these new ones just stood around bogarting buds
The truth of the matter is that Agent Foxx had no intention of trying to prosecute Raven and Kenny. In fact, he would not even report the incident. Chancing a flirting glance at Raven he was convinced the kid was wearing a mask, the false face of the Indians. Raven had passed his second test. Again Foxx had what he had come for – confirmation that Raven Cane was born to be a spy.
How can you be so sure there are no moonshiners in the county; have you looked?” “Don’t have to. The owl lets us know what’s going on.”
The Cherokee have an ancient saying, “The world is full of stories, and from time to time they permit themselves to be told.”
The Raven is such a story. It is a fictionalized account of true stories about a North Alabama farm boy that dreams of righting many wrongs. In this first book, Discovery, he discovers he is destined to have his dreams realized. He is to become the stuff of today’s legend and myth. He is The Raven.
A novel by Tracy O. Crane and Terry W. Platt
“You do understand, right? Cash only, you never met me and you don’t know where this place is.
Raven found the break in the cave wall just as Melvin had said. He was not sure he could fit in the opening as he was taller and heavier than Melvin but he knew also that his grandfather would not have directed him to crawl in if he had any doubts about his ability to do so.
Encounter With The Horse Barn Mafia The fact that Raven was growing up in a rural farming area that was only twenty miles from a major southern city provided him with a unique perspective. Raven was working at his parent’s farm soon after he took his first step and a few years later had […]
This morning, Raven’s question was “Hey, Goanther, old gal, where is your partner in crime?” but the bird offered no answer. Instead, it turned away from Raven in silence. Haven’t seen him all morning Goanther thought to herself. She knew that meant her twin brother, Hipmoflux, was probably off doing what he usually does—causing trouble somewhere. She could not see how to ravens, hatched only minutes apart, could be so different.
Raven would harass the bees and wasps—he would torment them. If he found an insect in a blossom, he would slap the blossom shut using both hands trying to squash the insect gathering the nectar.
Sheriff Mac: Day One “I think Raven has his own ways of passing on information; he does it in a casual but informative manner. He chooses his words in such a way that anyone familiar with the topic of conversation would understand what he is saying between the lines. To anyone else, it sounds like […]
a novel by Tracy O. Crane and Terr W. Platt
Raven wished now he had gone to Bankhead National Forest like Kenny had suggested.
Brother, have you ever thought about our future? I mean like what becomes of us after we’re finished with Raven. With his well practiced Rhett Butler impersonation, Hipmoflux replied, “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.” “I will admit you were pretty good in that role,” Goanther replied with sincerity, “but you really could […]
Melvin’s Campfire: Chapter excerpt from “The Raven” novel by Tracy O. Crane and Terry W. Platt.