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ABOUT THE STORY

This is the coming of age story of a young Midwesterner named Andrew Starkey. On a graduation road trip to Colorado he falls in love with the Rocky Mountains and Nancy, a local girl. Despairing at separation from these new loves, he flunks out of college and gets drafted. In the Army he meets Danny Sevilla, a fellow soldier with a Colorado connection that serves as catalyst for their close, raucous and ultimately tragic friendship. 

Upon discharge, the two men reconnect in Denver where Andrew works exhausting days and, at night, cruises the clubs looking for someone to fill the void left when Nancy gives up on him and moves on. Then he meets Susan. 

Danny has found easy money in the drug trade, and Andrew's warnings are dismissed by his friend. However, time is running out for Danny, and the two young men move toward a tragedy neither could have imagined. 

Reader Reviews

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A NOVEL BY 

WILLIAM GRITZBAUGH

From Readers:

"I thoroughly enjoyed the book! I laughed and cried and truly cared for the characters who came 'alive'. 'Andrew Starkey' is the kind of man every woman loves and every man likes."                                                                                                                             Ms. Suzanne M., Bend, OR.


"Better than some of the 'Best Sellers' I've read lately. I didn't think I'd like it as much as I did. It has great descriptive language that makes the story come alive. The hero is a great, likable guy and his adventures are compelling. Loved the ending!"

Ms. K.K., Vancouver, WA.


"I loved the rawness of it."

Ms. H.K., Balaton, MN.


"I am an avid reader, and this is one of the best I've ever read. The author provides you with so much detail that you can see what he is describing. Also, he is an incredible storyteller; so much so that you don't want to be through with the book. I'm hoping this is not his last. If you like humor, action, and a brief glimpse of war in Vietnam, then this is a must read!"

Mr. F.B., Highlands Ranch, CO.


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