Mark Casey, a native New Yorker and a gentleman, wants to get out of his home state and live in another part of the world. He is attracted to a small town Kentucky woman named Roxie, whom he meets on the Internet. This woman seems to be the girl of his dreams - beautiful, sensual, ambitious and funny. After having a series of talks via the Internet and by phone, he decides to pay her a visit at her Kentucky home. The meeting is magic. They fall head over heels for each other and decide to live together. Mark packs up all of his belongings and moves into her beautiful house; anticipating a life of bliss.
But there are immediate problems as soon as he gets to his new abode. They fight, where they never did before. Roxie lies to him constantly. Their once raging sexual relationship has turned sour and they are now sleeping apart from each other. What could have caused this abyss between them, which was once a dream?
Six weeks after moving his possessions and his life away from his home town and into her world, Mark is charged with a heinous crime and in the course of the investigation by the local police, a large cache of illegal drugs is found. Mark is arrested, charged with these crimes and while he is in custody, Roxie packs up the house, taking all of her personal furnishings, as well as all of Mark's possessions, and moves out of state. Unfortunately, Mark's nightmare doesn't end there.
This is the true story of flagrant injustice in a small country town. These horrifying accusations strain Mark's family and friends trust, while calling their most cherished beliefs into serious question. The story rapidly tracks the actions of Mark himself, as well as the motivations of the calculating Roxie, the local police force, the Kentucky State Police, the county attorney, the Kentucky Attorney General and even the legal tenets of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. While many truths are revealed, also exposed is the extent that some will go to dominate, possess, hold power and even cover-up their actions.
The nightmare began in July of 2009. This story is about southern Kentucky, where the rules are sometimes made up on the fly. Mark Casey has been arrested for crimes he did not commit. Now the battle begins between Mark and the good ‘ol boys of Kentucky.
The odyssey that began for Mark in the book Pinned – An Injustice in Kentucky, continues now in Stains on the Gavel. This is the second novel of the ’Blue Grass’ Series, and details what some might call, Kentucky Injustice. This particular case is a big deal for a little rural town where nothing much ever happens. The Prosecution has virtually no evidence against Mark and the case is built on speculation. It's looking like an acquittal is the logical outcome. But in southern Kentucky, money always carries a lot of weight. Mark is about to find that even in the bible-belt, not everybody lives by ‘The Golden Rule’ and sometimes personal gain can outweigh the obvious call for justice.
He is convicted of crimes he didn't commit. This book details the journey from the courthouse drama, to a variety of local jails and finally to being an inmate in Kentucky State Prison. Throughout the course of the story, Mark must use his wits to protect himself from inmates and guards, while forming a plan to gain release from this injustice.
The book gives insight into life on the inside as well as how one man used everything at his disposal to fight for his freedom and ultimately vindicate himself from an unjust system.
When people are asked what's important in their lives, they often mention humor. Couples listing the traits they prize in their spouses usually put “sense of humor” at or near the top. While there is only speculation about how humor developed in early humans, we know that by the 6th century BCE, the Greeks had institutionalized it in the ritual known as comedy, and that it was performed with a contrasting dramatic form known as tragedy. One version of comedy is the joke.
Not only does such joking foster rationality and provide pleasure, but it reduces or eliminates the combination of fear and/or anger called “stress,” which is at epidemic levels in the industrialized world.
We present here, an assortment of jokes and quips. The first section of the book deals with stories and satire of the human species. The second section offers a collection of quick one-liners that can be told in a wide variety of environments. None of these jokes and quips are clean; but they’re funny. Have you ever needed a funny story or a quick one-liner to tell? 52 Weeks may be the answer for you. This book is a collection of humorous stories (52) and one-liners (52) designed in an easy to follow topical index.
Be the life of the party for any social event, conferences and gatherings among friends, as you entertain with stories that are connected to your current conversations. There is a topical story and a one-liner for each week of the year and your guests are sure to admire your ability to put a smile on their faces.