The Bus to Beulah, E.C. Hanes. ISBN: 13:978-1-68463-129-2 Paperback, E-ISBN:978-1- 68463-130-8 (e-bk). Spark Press Obtainable Might 10, 2022.
Sadly, at the moment, the highly effective farmer’s foyer and archaic immigration legal guidelines have opened the doorways to human trafficking and have turned this dire and legal act right into a “new” enterprise. Here’s a novel that describes the financial and social downside of People who’re “not prepared to carry out jobs essential to the survival of America” and the way this follow has opened a distinct segment for others to be prepared to fill these positions and the way these newcomers are then exploited and denigrated……Carol
On her strategy to a brand new job in America, Maria Puente unintentionally discovers a human trafficking ring. Fearing publicity, the American firm that manages the operation—with the assistance of their Mexican companions—kidnaps Maria.
Maria’s disappearance triggers a determined search, by her household and native regulation enforcement, to seek out her earlier than she disappears eternally. Because the investigation unfolds, long-time Hogg County excessive sheriff Will Moser confronts Albert Waters, a robust businessman who Will suspects is aware of about Maria’s disappearance—however Albert and his Mexican cartel companions show to be brick partitions. On the urging of his spouse, Will calls on a person he obtained to know whereas serving in Vietnam who now runs one of many largest worldwide safety corporations on the earth. The thought of working with males who’re rightly often called mercenaries troubles Will, however he is aware of he’ll by no means discover Maria with out Elijah’s assist—and when Lana reminds Will of the debt they owe to Maria’s uncle, his hesitation evaporates.
Organized in an hour-by-hour construction, The Bus to Beulah is a taut thriller that culminates in a large, heart-pounding chase to save lots of Maria—earlier than she disappears eternally.
In regards to the Writer: Eldridge C. Hanes -Redge to his pals, was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and graduated from Woodberry Forest Faculty in Orange, Virginia after which from Duke College in 1967 with a BA in Economics. He graduated from the Military Fight Engineering Workplace Candidate Faculty at Fort Belvoir in June 1968 and served three years of energetic responsibility, the final of which was within the Republic of Vietnam and earned him the Bronze Star. After the military, Redge labored seven years for Hanes Company after which left to start out Xpres Company, which ultimately turned The Russ Firms, for whom Redge served as chairman for 3 years earlier than retiring in 2011. Along with his enterprise pursuits, he has served on a lot of boards within the schooling, environmental, and humanities fields. Redge has printed two novels, Billy Botwater and Justice by One other Title, along with contributing essays and articles to varied publications. His essay “Helen of Marion” appeared within the current UNC Press Anthology, Moms and Strangers: Essays on Motherhood from the New South. Redge has been married for 50 years to Jane Grenley Hanes. They’ve a son, Philip, a daughter, Lara, and are the grandparents of 5 vigorous and delightful grandchildren.