Childhood pals Cal, Harlan, and Buddy were known in Mt. Jefferson for their troublemaking. But when World War II tears them apart, they wonder if their friendship will survive. In 1959, Harlan is shot---and Buddy and Cal are the first to arrive at his bedside. Can they discover who put Cal in the hospital---and why?
Cal, Harlan, and Buddy grow up together in a small Virginia town in the years before the second World War. United by age, proximity, and temperament, they get intoand out ofall the trouble that boys manage to find. They even earn a nickname from a local restaurateur who gives the boys their first jobs and plenty of friendly advice. "Uncle" Vic calls them the Mulligans, because they always seem to find a way through a thicket of troublefamily problems, girls, college, warto success. Cal and Harlan and Buddy have been blessed with second chances.
Now its 1959, and police lieutenant Buddy receives an early-morning phone call: his friend Harlan, a store owner, has been shot in a break-in. Cal, now a preacher, meets Buddy at the hospital, and together, as professionals and as friends, they begin to unravel what might have happened to Harlan.
Don Reid, a member of country musics legendary Statler Brothers, has 3 Grammy awards, 9 CMA awards, 13 gold albums, and 8 platinum albums is a member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Country Music Hall of Fame and has also written several books including O Little Town and One Lane Bridge.Reid lives with his wife, Deborah, in Staunton, Virginia.
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