Brighton Publishing releases "Everybody's Hometown" from author Irene Riley
"From the talented pen of Irene Riley comes an intricately layered story that excels in humanizing the women at the heart of the story"
Synopsis: Sergeant Anya Jones, part Yavapai Indian and Acting-Chief-
Over the next four days leading up to Halloween, Anya confronts a new permanent Acting-Chief from Los Angeles, her own fractious detective staff, and the discovery of a child's bones in Watson Lake. As if that wasn't enough, she must also tolerate a touchy-feely Mayor who means no harm, the press, and her own bad dreams.
Intertwined with the present-day story is the saga of Albert A. Andersson who arrives in Prescott in 1868 from Virginia City, Nevada where he had set type for the Daily Territorial Enterprise. Albert itches to find gold. He leaves his belongings with a young girl from his Boarding House and heads for the Arizona hills accompanied by two half-crazy brothers. He loses his gold, his belongings, and the young girl. His journey to pick up the pieces of his life takes him across America then back to Prescott, meeting many interesting characters along the way.
"From the talented pen of Irene Riley comes an intricately layered story that excels in humanizing the women at the heart of the story," said Brighton Publishing.
Irene Riley worked for Los Angeles County her entire career, primarily in Health Services. She traveled frequently to Sacramento and Washington D.C. testifying on governmental relations and financial issues. She attended law school, became an attorney and worked for County Counsel. Ms. Riley is retired and resides with her husband in Southern California. She has three children and four grandsons.