Dead Peasants – Dustin Stevens

Dead Peasants


Official Blurb

Bargain Mart, long a fixture in the Missoula economic structure has fallen on hard times. Things are dire, and if a financial windfall  doesn’t arrive soon, their doors will close.

Across town, a woman grieves  her recently deceased husband. Sitting alone at her kitchen table trying to put  her life back in order, a call arrives asking where his quarter million dollar  life insurance policy should be sent. A quarter million dollar life insurance  policy she never knew existed.

Answering the phone on the other end of  her call for help is Drake Bell, third year law student at the University of  Montana. Joined by his partner Ava, and his loyal friends the Zoo Crew, Drake  must attempt to make sense of the case Alice presents him. 

A case that  only grows more complex as people continue to pass in Missoula, all with ties to  Bargain Mart, all with large life insurance policies attached to them. Policies  known in the corporate world as Dead Peasants…
Side Commentary
As mentioned after The Zoo Crew, this is the second in a series of novels revolving around the same characters, set in Missoula. First and foremost, to reiterate what I mentioned last time, any commens that are made about Missoula, the University of Montana, etc. should not be taken as my own personal views. They are there for the purposes of the story and in no way reflect my own thoughts. I have the highest opinion of most everything found in Montana, and it is for that reason that I have set these novels there.

Second, in my usual attempt to make sure I don't inadvertantly bring anybody into my work that doesn't want to be (and in an ardent hope not to get sued), the only real-life individual to get borrowed this time was again the halfie, who's profound craziness allowed for two prominent characters once again. Everybody else is a work of fiction.

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