Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Descent From Truth: Blog Tour!

Author: Gaylon Greer
Alex Bryson is patrolling Rocky Mountain backcountry in his job as a security guard when he discovers a woman with a baby wandering alone in the snow far from the nearest road. He takes them to shelter in a weekender cabin and sees a newscast that suggests the woman, Pia Ulmer, kidnapped the baby from its rightful parents and that it is the sole heir of Peru’s wealthiest and most corrupt family. Pia claims that she is the baby’s mother, and Alex doesn't know what to believe. After turning her in, he continues to struggle with his budding feelings for her and remains unsure of the true story. He becomes more and more involved until finally there is no turning back—lives are on the line. He helps Pia get free from a brutal world that values money over life, and together they devise a plan to reclaim the baby. Just when it looks like they might succeed, they discover an international conspiracy that changes the game entirely.

Try an Excerpt!
Morning sun awakened Alex by peeking through the cabin’s east-facing window and splashing across his face. Moments later, Pia stirred. Her leg slid over his thigh and held him captive for a too-brief moment until she came fully awake and shifted away.

“Good morning,” she said, her breath misting in the frigid air.

“Good morning yourself.” He kissed her cheek, slid from under the cover, and dressed hurriedly. Embers still smoldered under the fireplace ashes. He blew on them until they glowed, then fed in wood shavings that he sliced from a split log. He sensed Pia's presence and looked up.

Wearing her thermal long johns and socks, and with a sleeping bag wrapped around her shoulders, she crouched beside him and shivered. “How do people live in such a climate?” She pulled the bag more tightly around her. “The air is so cold it seems brittle.”

“You adjust.” The scar tissue on Alex’s face, drawn taut by the cold and itching miserably, became elastic in the fireplace's basting heat. Forcing himself away from the comfort, he moved to the counter that separated the cooking area from the living space. “It's like most things in life,” he said as he used the handle of his knife to break ice that had formed in their water bucket. “You persevere because you demand it of yourself.” He dumped coffee grounds and water into an old-fashioned percolator and positioned it over the fireplace flame. “Have us some caffeine in short order.”

She watched while he made a breakfast of pancakes and canned ham. “So, today you teach me things,” she said. “Tomorrow we get Frederick?”

Did she suspect he was stringing her along? That he had no intention of keeping his promise? Did he intend to keep it? He wasn't sure. “We’ll work out a plan.”

Meet the Author!

Working with traveling carnivals and itinerant farm labor gangs during his teen and early adult years took Gaylon Greer up, down, and across the U.S. and introduced him to a plethora of colorful individuals who serve as models for his fictional characters. After several years as an Air Force officer and then a university professor with a Ph.D. in economics, Greer developed an interest in writing fiction and attended workshops at the University of Iowa, the University of Nebraska, and Bryn-Mawr College. He also studied with the U.C. Davis Extension program and the Algonquian Writers Group. His most recent novel, THE DESCENT FROM TRUTH is available at and other e-book retailers. Please visit Greer at 

A randomly chosen commenter will receive an autographed hardcover version of the author's previous book, The Price of Sanctuary.