Friday, October 5, 2012

A Story of Drug Cartels, Corruption, and Moral Boundaries

Author Calvin Bowden uses his background in probation and parole to render a compelling story of illegal activity and corruption in ‘The Boys From The Back Room’

The Boys from the Back Room is a story of love, courage and doing whatever it takes for family. Calvin Bowden, the author of Voices from a Far Field, has scored yet again with his latest novel, which tells the story of Raz Jester as he goes to great extremes to protect the ones he loves and avenge the loved ones he’s lost.

With police corruption, deadly drug cartels and a “who-done-it” murder mystery, Bowden explores the lengths one would go for justice, as well as lengths of the human spirit and how far a person will go in order to get it.   His protagonist, Raz, is on top of the world when he marries the beautiful daughter of a rich man, despite his father-in-law’s hostility towards their union.  His life as a new husband and new father is turned upside down when his wife gets caught up with the wrong group and becomes addicted to drugs.  When his wife is murdered, the sheriff, Tank Zelder, his former high school nemesis, refuses to help him find justice.

Zelder and the police chief are on the payroll of the gang responsible for Raz’s wife’s death.  Raz takes matters into his own hands, starting by getting himself sent to state prison by knocking down the sheriff, so that he can collect evidence from the inside.

Aiming to tell a story of the disastrous effects of illegal activity in our society from both sides of the law, Bowden creates a very detailed tale of police corruption and ruthless criminals inside of and small town, which leads fun loving main character to test the boundaries of what is right and what is wrong. With a background in probation and parole, Bowden has an inside perspective of what enriches this engaging story, making The Boys from the Back Room a must-read for fans of his work.

Calvin Bowden

A Texas sharecropper’s son, Calvin Bowden served in the Air Force during WWII, after which he received his B.A. in Sociology and an M.A. in Criminal Corrections.  After working for more than thirty years with both juvenile and adult offenders, Calvin finally had the opportunity to write Voices from a Far Field, a novel that recollects his early years of struggle and turmoil during the Great Depression, and defines the experiences and events that occurred both to Mr. Bowden and to those around him during those years of desperation.

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