Chance Chills and Strange Bedfellows!
Solicitor Denny Frawley is a corrupt, ambitious prosecutor with his eye on the South Carolina Attorney-General’s position. But when the governor is caught buying cocaine in a stadium bathroom, Denny sets his political sights even higher.
Hal Kinley, who has known Frawley all his life, is a good cop who has watched his friend grow into an unscrupulous monster.
While Denny and his inner circle scramble to get the members of his self-destructive and equally ruthless family ready for the limelight, Kinley's son is drawn into their orbit. Kinley is determined to save his son and stop his old friend. The odds do not favor him.
Chance Benford is a good man, not a holy one. He's just a football coach, and an unscrupulous one at that. After a horrific car crash, he gets over being crazy of natural causes, but the world around him is just as crazy as ever.
Set mainly in the Kentucky Coal Country, Crazy of Natural Causes is a novel about religion without being particularly religious. Irreverent like Benford himself, it's a fable of redemption and life’s absurdity.
About Monte Dutton
Monte Dutton lives in Clinton, South Carolina. In high school, he played football for a state championship team, then attended Furman University, Greenville, S.C., graduating in 1980, B.A., cum laude, political science/history.
He spent 20 years (1993-2012)wriing about NASCAR for several publications. He was named Writer of the Year by the Eastern Motorsports Press Association (Frank Blunk Award) in 2003 and Writer of the Year by the National Motorsports Press Association (George Cunningham Award) in 2008. His NASCAR writing was syndicated first by Universal and then by King Feature Syndicate in the form of a weekly page, "NASCAR This Week," for 17 years.
Monte Dutton is the author of Pride of Clinton, a history of high school football in his hometown, 1986; At Speed, 2000 (Potomac Books); Rebel with a Cause: A Season with NASCAR's Tony Stewart, 2001 (Potomac Books); Jeff Gordon: The Racer, 2001 (Thomas Nelson); Postcards from Pit Road, 2003 (Potomac Books); Haul A** and Turn Left, 2005 (Warner Books), True to the Roots: Americana Music Revealed, 2006. (Bison Books); and is an Editor/Contributor of Taking Stock: Life in NASCAR's Fast Lane, 2004 (Potomac Books).
The Audacity of Dope, 2011 (Neverland Publishing) was his first novel, and Neverland published his second, The Intangibles, in 2013. Crazy of Natural Causes, a KindleScout winner, was released on July 21, 2015, and Forgive Us Our Trespasses, also a KindleScout winner, will be out in 2016. He is also at work on a fifth novel, a modern western titled Cowboy Come Home.