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‘The Mine’ by John Heldt

Helena, Montana – Memorial Day, May 29, 2000

Joel eyed the remains and laughed at the animal that had caused the carnage. The carnivore had done damage, serious damage, to the thing that covered most of his plate. But even serious damage was not a mortal blow, not to a 24-ounce porterhouse. They would have to leave it behind. Doggie bags didn’t cut it on ten-hour drives home.

The concept of being able to make any real headway into a 24 ounce steak would horrify most English people, you simply wouldn’t find it on 99% of menus.

The likelihood of ever being offered a doggie bag has even longer odds against … it is just something that isn’t done over here!

I am not sure, that without the benefit of a more comprehensive synopsis, I would carry on reading based on those first lines, however I am now eager to see exactly how they fit as a prelude to the storyline.

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As this was an author invitation to read and review, a complimentary Kindle download of ‘The Mine’, was gifted to me, by its author, John Heldt.

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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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