The discovery of two young boys walking across a vacant lot is about to change the sleepy town of Dayton forever. It’s only a small ball, not much bigger than a large marble really, nearly overlooked. But the ball seems to sense the boys proximity and draws them in, like bugs to a bug light, with dazzling colors and a power that touches their souls, causing them to desire it like nothing before. The ball beckons them, wanting to be touched, setting a deadly trap from which there is no escape. The Beckoner has found its first victim, and now it calls out for more.
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Chuck (C.E.) Nelson was born in Houston, Texas but has lived most of his life in Minnesota. An avid angler, I served in various positions at In-Fisherman and FLW Outdoors, including a stint as Publisher for the latter. I authored the book “The New Fishing Fundamentals” for In-Fisherman in 2012 and have written numerous articles and pieces.
Clean Kill, Blood River, No Other Gods, and Bring Her Home follow the exploits of Dave and Don Trask, identical twin brothers in law enforcement, as they chase down killers across Minnesota and beyond. Like me, the brothers love to fish, and I try to throw in a few fishing tidbits in each book.
And then there was something completely different – The Beckoner – The story of what happens in a small town when two boys come across a magical and deadly ball. I am a Stephen King & Dean Koontz fan and hope that this will please those of you that are also.
Finally, I have written two children’s books. My children loved the “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” and “Frosty the Snowman” annual television specials providing the inspiration for “Jingle Bells”. Bicycle Betty was inspired by a conversation regarding a bicycle that had been stolen but was later found in a pond.
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