Arch Patton, Down in the Valley, Chapter 4

Arch Patton, Down in the Valley, Chapter 4

 Arch PattonDown in the Valley Chapter 4by James Strauss   Arch fought the chair, sounds of pain emanating from deep down in his chest. His left arm finally came loose but a three-foot section of wood remained attached to his hand by the hard driven nails. There...
Arch Patton, Down in the Valley, Chapter 5

Arch Patton, Down in the Valley, Chapter 5

Arch PattonDOWN IN THE VALLEY Chapter  5By J. Strauss   “What do you want?” the formerly dangerous man on the bed said, his voice imploring, extending his arms out before him with both palms turned upward in question. “You forgot to ask a few questions you needed...
Arch Patton, Down In the Valley, Chapter 6

Arch Patton, Down In the Valley, Chapter 6

Arch PattonDOWN IN THE VALLEY Chapter 6By J. Strauss  “Where we goin’ boss?” Matisse yelled from the drivers seat, as Arch got into the old battered convertible. Matisse accelerated away so fast the huge single door on the passenger side slammed with the sound of...
Arch Patton, Down in the Valley, Chapter 8

Arch Patton, Down in the Valley, Chapter 8

The rash guards weren’t so bad, Arch decided, wishing he had a vanity mirror to check himself out in. Like a wetsuit, but better because the thin elastic long sleeve top and bottoms held everything in without giving him a feeling of being compressed……..

Arch Patton, Down in the Valley, Chapter 9

Arch Patton, Down in the Valley, Chapter 9

Arch PattonDOWN IN THE VALLEYChapter 9By James Strauss  The Humvee proved to be empty, an enlisted Marine wearing no rank exiting the vehicle as Matisse and Arch got in. The heavy armored door slammed shut and the driver took off. There was nobody else in the Humvee....
Arch Patton, Down in the Valley, Chapter 15

Arch Patton, Down in the Valley, Chapter 15

  Arch PattonDOWN IN THE VALLEYChapter 15By James Strauss  Matisse drove the Pontiac at breakneck speed. The traffic moving away from Haiku, back on Kam Highway, was spotty and moving faster than the speed limit, as well. "I don't think it's a good idea to stay at...