Book blurb blitz stop for The Descent from Truth by Gaylon Greer

Today is a virtual
book blurb stop for Gaylon Greer and his novel, The Descent from Truth.
Gaylon will be giving away an autographed hardcover version of his previous book, The Price of Sanctuary, to one randomly
chosen commentor during the tour. So if you’d like to be entered for a chance
to win, make sure to leave a way for him to contact you! And if you’d like to
increase your odds of winning, visit
other tour stops
and leave other comments.
Blurb for The Descent from Truth:
Alex Bryson is patrolling
Rocky Mountain backcountry in his job as a security guard when he discovers a
woman with a baby wandering alone in the snow far from the nearest road. He
takes them to shelter in a weekender cabin and sees a
newscast that suggests the woman, Pia Ulmer, kidnapped the baby from its rightful
parents and that it is the sole heir of Peru’s wealthiest and most corrupt
family. Pia claims that she is the baby’s mother, and Alex doesn’t know what to
believe. After turning her in, he continues to struggle with his budding
feelings for her and remains unsure of the true story. He becomes more and more
involved until finally there is no turning back—lives are on the line. He helps
Pia get free from a brutal world that values money over life, and together they
devise a plan to reclaim the baby. Just when it looks like they might succeed,
they discover an international conspiracy that changes the game entirely.
Excerpt from The Descent from Truth:  
“Please,” she said,
her voice as rough as sandpaper and barely above a whisper. “Please, do not
give my baby to those people.”
“Are we back to that?
First you’re his mother, then you’re his nanny. Now you’re his mother again?”
“They took him from
me. Look at him, Alex. Both Mr. Koenig and his wife are blondes.”
“Koenig’s an old man.
His hair’s white.”
“Study Frederick’s
face. Do you not see me in his eyes? His chin and his mouth?”
The similarities were
uncanny, he’d grant her that. Good enough to get away with claiming to be the
kid’s mother if Alex hadn’t learned the truth. The way she had attacked him,
trying to kill him with that skillet, she clearly didn’t want to go back to
civilization and prove who she was. He turned away, tossed Frederick in a
maneuver that brought a cry of delight, and stuffed the boy’s blanket-clad feet
through the leg holes in the backpack. With his parka snapped around both of
them and the diaper bag tied to his waist, he gripped his rifle in one hand,
his snowshoes in the other, and headed for the porch. At the door, he turned
for a final glance at Pia.
She had set her mouth
in a stubborn line. The eye that had been plastered shut was closed. She stared
at him with the other. When she saw him looking at her, she spoke again. “Watch
over him, Alex. Someone wants to harm him. Don’t let them.”
A new tack, another
lie. He stepped onto the porch and strapped on his snowshoes. That should have
been the last he saw of her, but the specter of her ravaged face and defiant
expression stayed with him as he trudged across the sunlit expanse of
glistening snow that sloped gradually toward the Warrior River Gorge.
Author information:
Working with traveling carnivals and itinerant farm labor gangs
during his teen and early adult years took Gaylon Greer up, down, and across
the U.S. and introduced him to a plethora of colorful individuals who serve as
models for his fictional characters. After several years as an Air Force
officer and then a university professor with a Ph.D. in economics, Greer developed
an interest in writing fiction and attended workshops at the University of
Iowa, the University of Nebraska, and Bryn-Mawr College. He also studied with
the U.C. Davis Extension program and the Algonquian Writers Group. His most
recent novel, The Descent from Truth
is available at and other
e-book retailers. Please visit Greer at

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