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August 29 , 2010

The Bright Light


In this book comes forth a story that is fiction, but maybe hope. Our young hero Tory is introduced as a young boy who, after losing his father to the war in Vietnam, is raised by his grandfather and open minded mother. Living in the country, the boy gets solid core values and a foundation for thought built on wisdom that is passed down with plenty of love.
When Tory’s brother leaves for college he gives Tory an old van and Tory sets out to build it into a road trip camper. In doing this he gets to work with Marty who runs a local garage, and who was with his father in Viet Nam. Tory gets a lot more than just mechanical knowledge while working on his van when Marty steps up to the plate and, through destiny, assumes the role of mentor.
Tory sets out on his adventure, and what an adventure it becomes! On the trial run with the van, he meets Lonnita, a down to earth rich girl who, after taking his heart, will shape his destiny as sometimes fate or accidental meetings can do.
The boy, being an avid rock hound, goes to Quartzsite, Arizona for the gem show and he and meets Lance, Fawn and their dog Belle. Lance and Fawn teach Troy the ropes of working the rock show, and they become fast friends. While at Quartzsite a violent beating happens when Lonitta’s mentally unstable brother Shane shows up on their Father’s orders to take Lonnita home. As a result of the events surrounding the violence and Lonnita being whisked away things change for the friends. Tory turns inward and finds solace in drug use and is left behind because of his bad choices. Tory now has things and people to blame for his drug use, and he quickly becomes a full blown addict and spirals downward.
When a drug deal that Tory and his girlfriend/lover, Stephanie, goes bad a life is taken in an ironic twist and Tory finds himself going to prison. While he is preparing himself mentally for his prison time, Tory has no idea of the events that are unfolding and what has been prepared for him in prison. With an Ancient Indian Shaman to guide him, he becomes the one man who holds the power to change and renew the world.

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