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The Long Mile Local author recommended by my dentist This mystery features a former NYPD officer who had been framed and it looks like he s being set up again The only one who knows he s innocent is himself Liked the book but thought it wasn t totally believable. Winner of theIndependent Publisher Book Award IPPY for Best Mystery Suspense Thriller This gritty detective thriller, set in New York City, relates one African American man s riveting quest for truth and redemptionFramed for murder during a failed drug bust, former NYPD officer John Shannon spends two years in jail before his release on appeal Eager to find the true killer and clear his name, he enjoys two scant minutes of freedom before being brutally arrested, knocked unconscious, and whisked away to the Office of Municipal Security, run by a former CIA director Refusing their job offer, Shannon heads home to make amends with his estranged wife and discovers terrifying news his teenage son J J who has become mixed up with a drug gang, has been kidnapped Shannon s desperate search for J J is complicated by a new warrant for his arrest, the mysterious murder of his former partner, and Shannon s personal struggle with anger, violence, and justiceWritten in the tradition of Raymond Chandler and Walter Mosley, this is the first in a series of thrillers featuring the compelling character of John Shannon Click here to download Book Club Questions for The Long Mile, prepared by author Clyde W Ford It was a decent book and an easy read I think I will continue the series.

About the Author: Clyde W. Ford

Clyde W Ford is a software engineer, a chiropractor, and a psychotherapist He s also the award winning author of twelve works of fiction and non fiction, whose most recent book, THINK BLACK A Memoir will be published in September 2019 by Amistad HarperCollins.Clyde W Ford earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Mathematics from Wesleyan University in 1971, then worked as a systems engineer for IBM In 1977, he returned to school, enrolling at Western States University in Portland, Oregon, where he completed his Doctorate in Chiropractic Later, he undertook post doctoral training in psychotherapy at the Synthesis Education Foundation of Massachusetts, under the direction of Steven Schatz, and the Psychosynthesis Institute of New York Ford was in private practice as a chiropractor and psychotherapist, first in Richmond, Virginia, and later in Bellingham, Washington.At sixteen, Ford traveled to West Africa in the wake of Martin Luther King s assassination, attempting to come to terms with the tragedy The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported, The young man traveled alone that summer to the Elmina slave portal, on the continent s west coast, and heard voices in a mystical experience that permanently marked him Looking back on the eventthan 20 years later, Ford told the Plain Dealer, The meaning of my own life is based in the meaning of those who have gone before The ancestors are there, still informing, still influencing us BODY MIND HEALINGIn the late 1980s and early 1990s, Clyde wrote about body mind healing in the mid 1990s he concentrated on the healing of racial wounds and in 2000, he wrote about mythology, and how myths could heal psychic wounds Besides exploring healing issues in books and on the lecture circuit, he has conducted seminars and written numerous articles for Massage Magazine, Massage Therapy Journal, and Chiropractic Economics In 1991 East West Magazine recognized Ford s work in somatic therapy as one of the 20 trends reshaping society Linda Elliot and Mark Mayell in East West Magazine described Ford as an engineer who s building a bridge across the chasm that separates practitioners who focus only on body structures and those who concentrate specifically on the psyche From 1992 to 1996 Ford regularly taught somatic psychology at the Institut fur Angewandte Kinesiologie in Freiburg, Germany.In 1989 Ford wrote his first book, Where Healing Waters Meet, about his many years of experience working with the healing of emotional wounds through touch and movement therapy, rather than talk therapy That was followed in 1993 by Compassionate Touch, a book which amplified these themes and documented Ford s work with adult survivors of sexual abuse, mainly women.RACIAL HEALINGThe riots and racial divisiveness in Los Angeles following the Rodney King verdict in 1992 left Ford feeling frustrated After speaking to a number of friends who shared his frustration, he decided to write a book about social justice and racial healing When we re dealing with an issue like racism, Ford told Karen Abbott in the Rocky Mountain News, So many people feel it s a daunting issue and that they can t do anything A certain paralysis sets in But anybody and everybody can make a difference While Ford remained optimistic, he also admitted that the roots of racial discord run deep It s really not just African American s place to deal with that, he told Linda Richards in January Magazine We have in our history our own reckoning with that process But the entire society needs to reckon with that In 1994 Ford completed We Can All Get Along 50 Steps You Can Take to Help End Racism Racism is a social issue, Ford told Cynthia M Hodnett in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel It is important to look beneath the surface to find out what the issues are that need to be addressed Ford realized that many people were

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