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Treasure Kills: Legends of Tsalagee Book 1


Legends #1: A Treasure Hidden in the Cherokee Hills; It has a CurseWhen the murder of a local farmer dumbfounds those in the small burg of Tsalagee, Oklahoma, local legends Hayward Yost and Socrates Ninekiller suspect two renegade bikers who ride into town. Others in the community are drawn into the mystery - a Wiccan who moves to town to pursue her New Age lifestyle; her bumbling, socially inept boyfriend women can't resist; a young war veteran home to heal his physical and emotional wounds.
Join the romp through this rollicking adventure as a bag full of unforgettable characters pursue the hunt for a real-life legend: the Lost Treasure of Belle Starr, a treasure cursed by a forest demon the local Native Americans call "Hill Man who screams at night."

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Phil Truman

I'm a native Oklahoman, born in the small town of Miami. Spent most of my life here in the Sooner State, except during my military time and a couple of brief sojourns to Texas and Missouri. I hold a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Tulsa. As a Vietnam Era veteran, I served with the U.S. Army's 7th Infantry Division near the Korean DMZ from 1967 to 1968. 

Fresh out of college I worked as a high school teacher and coach, but transitioned into the business world after a few years where I morphed into an IT geek. Slogged through that grind until 'retiring' in 2007 to become a full-time writer. 

So far, I have four books published, all novels, all set in Oklahoma, present day and past. I grew up in small-town heartland America, and feel very blessed by that. My books, I hope, reflect that. 

GAME, is a coming of age novel set in the fictional small town of Tsalagee the corrupted phonetic of the Cherokee word Tsalagi - CHA-la-gey). Treasure Kills, Legends of Tsalagee, set in the same town, was/is a branch into a different genre - one of mystery and adventure. Always a fan of westerns, and recognizing Oklahoma's rich history, I wrote Red Lands Outlaw, the Ballad of Henry Starr, a historical novel in the turn of the 20th Century Indian Territory and based on exploits of that notorious Cherokee outlaw. That was so much fun I followed-on with West of the Dead Line, Tales of an Indian Territory Lawman, a fictional account of perhaps the greatest lawman of them all: the ex-slave, black American, adopted Creek Indian, Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves.

I'm currently nearing completion on two more novels: Book 2 of the (proposed) Legend of Tsalagee series, and the first short novel of what I'm calling "The Jubal Smoak Mysteries." With the latter I'm combining my two favorite writing genres: western and murder mystery.

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