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Rain Falls Like Mercy by Jack Todd
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Nov 22, 11

Set in the American West during the time around World War II, this novel follows Sheriff Tom Call’s quest to find the murderer of a young runaway. But when Pearl Harbor is attacked he becomes a pilot for the Air Force, but is still determined to capture the person he suspects is the killer. To add to this, Tom is in love with the wife of a rancher, and they would have run off together if it weren’t for the war.

With other characters in the mix and many years accumulating, the buildup to what could be described as a showdown makes this a tense and emotional story. It is filled with detailed description of the times and historical events. Jack Todd uses real life events to intertwine several story lines. It made for interesting reading and colorful characters.

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