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Cole Dust Cole: Book #4 (2018 Edition)

Book 4, The Cole Sage Mystery Series - The Cole Sage Mystery Series

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Can Cole Sage find the key that unlocks a dark mystery and free his family's legacy?

Cole Sage inherits a house and small farm in Oklahoma, and finds a dusty old trunk that opens up the world of the grandfather Cole never knew. From pre-World War I America to the late fifties, Cole learns of a man tormented by alcohol, racism, the Dust Bowl, the Great Depression and an addiction to gambling.

As he rebuilds the old farm, Cole reads of forty years of triumphs and disgrace in a family history he’s never known. Along the way, he discovers a love and pride in the man his parents tried to erase. The last volume of the George Sage’s journals unlocks a secret hidden away for fifty years that will change Cole Sage forever.

Cole Dust is a treasure trove for lovers of history, family, genealogy, Americana and great epic story telling.

Micheal Maxwell has found a niche in the mystery genre with The Cole Sage Series that departs from the usual, heavily sexual, profanity laced norm, and gives readers a character driven stories, with twists, turns, and page turning plot lines, but most of all a hero they can relate to and root for with each new case he finds himself involved in.

The Cole Sage Mystery Series started with Diamonds and Cole. Why not read them all?

Customer Reviews

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The Cole Sage series by Michael Maxwell is great, I've purchased all of them. However, there is one very irritating problem with them. The first book was well proofed, hardly any spelling or grammatical errors. This is the fourth book, and the errors are so pervasive that reading the book became totally annoying. I found myself putting it down not because I was done reading, but because I got tired of incredibly stupid errors. Each book was worse and the previous one in this regard. Maxwell needs to fire his so-called proofreader, or hire one again if he's not using one. I am tired of e-authors thinking spell check is good enough and cheating out on polishing their work properly. It is especially bad when the writer himself is so good.

In Many Respects This Is A One Family Historical Novel

While getting ready to take his annual vacation , Cole Sage is contacted by a estate lawyer. He finds that he has inherited a house on a five acre farm in Oklahoma, that at one time belonged to his Grandfather. Cole quickly changes his vacation plans, because county law requires him to live in the house for 30 days before he can gain ownership. While cleaning and painting the house, he discovers a trunk of old journals in the attic . Through these he gets to learn about his grandfather and the family he never knew. These journals were started when his Grandfather was just a twelve year old child and cover the period up to, just before he died in 1957. Through these pages Cole gets to learn about both the good times and bad times, that shaped both his fathers and Grandfathers lives. He also gets a better understanding of why his father did not maintain contact with his family. As he discovers the triumphs and tragedies that shaped his grandfathers life. He finds a love for and a pride in the man, his parents tried so hard to erase, and solace in a family he never got to know.

In many respects this is a one family historical novel. Covering the period starting with pre-World War One, America. Through the heartache of the Dust Bowl, that had the family selling their home and possessions and moving to Colorado Springs. The lean years of the Great Depression, when the family moves again, this time to the Pacific Northwest of Bellingham , WA. The Cole family saga is a tragic story, filled with heartache and prejudice, the story of lost love and a lost dreams . Through learning about his past, Cole Sage finds out a lot about himself, as we discover a lot more about Cole also.

The thing I enjoy most in all the Michaels Maxwell books, is what I call the back story. The story of Cole Sages development and evolution, as he confronts whatever obstacles the main story line throws at him. Over the proceeding books, we see him grow as a journalist, a father, a grandfather, a friend , and a overall person.

Cole Dust

This is the #4 book that I have read from this author.
And so far it has been my favorite. Is a very moving story, loved the way that Mr Maxwell takes you to savor, feel and taste the life and miracles of people that can be our own ancestors.
Thank you,
Rosa Cruz

Cole Dust Cole: Book #4 (2018 Edition)
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  • $4.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: Dec 07, 2013
  • Publisher: Micheal Maxwell
  • Seller: Smashwords
  • Print Length: 542 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 4, The Cole Sage Mystery Series
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