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The Warden's Son

(2019)
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"I guess the most important thing to say up front was that the summer of 1987 was a pivotal time in my life. I was ten. I made a new best friend. And, I became a murderer. Yep. You heard right.

The summer of 1987 was the ninth stop for yours truly on the great prison tour of my childhood. Every year a new town and a new prison to explore.

I wasn’t yet a murderer. Not at the beginning. Just the plain old son of a warden in jeans with permanent grass stains and threadbare sneakers that wore me more than I wore them.

Life as the son of a Federal prison warden never felt weird until I turned 10. I was still a naive little waif until that nasty summer when everything changed.

Now I sit here in my suit, so far removed from the boy of 1987 Virginia that I feel like I’m perfectly qualified to judge him. But when the window’s open, all I have to do is get a breeze from which I can detect the gluey stink of split black locust, or hear the froggy grind of a woodcock’s call, and then I’m no longer qualified. There I am, back under the hot sun, at the edge of the creek stinking of heat and moss. I am that boy again. And I can make out the line of Redcoats marching in ramrod-straight formation along a pink-feathered sea of mountain laurel in the distance..."

What happens when a ten-year-old boy becomes friends with an inmate? Jimmy Allen's about to find out, and the crash of reality will stick with him for an eternity. The author of the USA Today bestselling Corps Justice series pens a coming of age story about youth, strength and the bravery of bonds between friends.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Cooper's stories either grab you, punch you, or just flat out surprise you, sometimes all in one sitting." - L T Ryan


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Paperback Editions

August 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Warden's Son
Author(s): C G Cooper
ISBN: 1-68874-386-3 / 978-1-68874-386-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Independently published
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Audio Editions

May 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Warden's Son
Author(s): C G Cooper
Publisher: JBD Entertainment, LLC
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May 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Warden's Son
Author(s): C G Cooper
Publisher: JBD Entertainment, LLC
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May 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Warden's Son
Author(s): C G Cooper
Publisher: JBD Entertainment, LLC
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May 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Warden's Son
Author(s): C G Cooper
Publisher: JBD Entertainment, LLC
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Kindle Editions

August 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Warden's Son
Author(s): C G Cooper
Publisher: JBD Entertainment, LLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU