By Peter Makuck
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Allegiance and Betrayal" is constructed from a dozen brief tales, all facing relatives in a single means or one other. The tales are set in New England and the South, together with particular destinations reminiscent of Connecticut and coastal North Carolina. Makuck writes approximately an offshore fishing journey to settle previous ratings, a scuba diving event that rescues a friendship, a kinfolk reunion that turns grotesque just about faith, a widower attempting to continue to exist, and a home painter gaining knowledge of a necessity to house power anger, among others.
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Allegiance and Betrayal: Stories by Peter Makuck