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The Gold of Cape Girardeau is an exciting historical novel that begins and ends with a modern-day courtroom drama over buried treasure. Young lawyer Allison Culbertson faces a fierce courtroom battle with one of her former law instructors to uncover the truth of the mysterious gold's ownership. The secrets of the treasure emerge in a journey back to the steamboating days along the Mississippi River. Two young lovers face myriad trials and adventures together until in the ultimate test of their love the Civil War places them, their community, and an entire nation in devastating turmoil. A wonderful blend of historical fact and well-written fiction, this compelling story is full of courageous characters and vivid historical settings.
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Morley Swingle is the prosecuting attorney of Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. He has prosecuted nearly 70 homicide cases and tried over 120 jury trials, some featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Dateline, and Forensic Files. The Gold of Cape Girardeau is his debut novel. The sequel, Bootheel Man, was published in November 2007. His true crime/humor Scoundrels to the Hoosegow: Perry Mason Moments and Entertaining Cases from the Files of a Prosecuting Attorney was hailed as  engrossing" and  highly recommended" by Vincent Bugliosi.

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