Jake Nichols, televised interview, "Peculiar People and Places." WYOY TV, May 28, 1979
The tale of John Barker's Hunt has been handed down for generations in Amberly County. Stories about the Hunt are mostly told around campfires, but there are some who claim it to be true. According to the old timers, once every generation, the ghost of John Barker returns to Amberly County to hunt down the person who killed him. And, oddly enough, roughly every 20 years the county does suffer a cluster of bizarre deaths.
Nineteen years have passed since the last Hunt, but the citizens of the quiet town of Miltonville are too absorbed in their own problems to take notice. Cindy Swift is preoccupied with her upcoming suicide; Troy Ivers is worrying about the midnight ceremony he plans to hold in a rural cemetery; and Leslie Vickers is very concerned that the mannequin down the hall wants to kill her.
Ed Philips is the one person in Amberly County who is aware that trouble is about to arrive. It approaches in the form of a phantom, walking in the body of a dead man. Ed knows the real story behind the legend of the Hunt, but has spent most of his life denying the truth. Now, with the fate of a young woman in his hands, he must decide whether to continue feeding his demons of cowardice and regret, or face them head on, and attempt to put an end to John Barker's Hunt.
This copy of Lost Hunters is a rewriting of the paperback that was released in 2001. While the skeleton of the story hasn't changed much, the novel built around it has been extensively revised and reformatted, and now includes a chapter recap section at the end.
About the Author
Working in administration and as a freelance technical assistant at Miami University from 1993 to 1997, she eventually moved into a technical/administrative position in a program funded through the Ohio Department of Education.
Graduating from Northern Kentucky University with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Anthropology, Deanne Divine went on to take post-graduate classes at Miami University in Ohio. She volunteers time teaching English as a second language and is taking art classes as well.
Along with her husband, Deanne Divine resides in Hamilton Ohio, where she has just completed her second novel, "Live Armadillos."