1834 The mountains of Western North Carolina. A deal with the Devil leads a strange man who with music and stories to charm a young boy with tales of Monsters, Devils, Magic Coins and Death. Along the drover’s dirt road, the Buncombe Turnpike. The stories become real far too quickly and sets off a tale of two silver coins from a set of 30 used to seal a world changing event in the Middle East many years ago.
The Coins and their influence interact with the History of North Carolina from then to present day. The famous and infamous people and events of the time are impacted by the silver. Babe Ruth, Harry Hundi, Napoleon’s Top General and Silver shirted American Nazis all become involved. Finally, community leaders arrange to protect others from this evil associated with the silver. Until the influence reappears in modern day Asheville NC.
A Police Officer with family ties to the old ways and connections to the more colorful and unusual aspects of the Asheville Community attempts to discover why suddenly a Killer has arrived in Asheville, how is he connected to it all and how to stop it.
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Scott Lunsford is a retired N.C Police Sergeant with over 30 Years public service with over 10 Years a Detective then Supervisor in the Youth services and Sexual assault unit. Also serving as a Uniformed Supervisor in the Departments School Resource Officers Unit. Lunsford has worked directly with young people in Asheville as well as adults and educators.
He has been recognized in the Congressional Record for his work with the Navy’s Youth Sea Cadet Program in Asheville. Awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine by the Governor of NC and was given a Commission as a Kentucky Colonial by the Governor of Kentucky for his work. Most recently working as a Patrol supervisor in Asheville’s West District before retiring. Lunsford is a NC State Certified Instructor, still teaching juvenile law in the Police Academy, and Juvenile subcultures and issues, through the local Community college.
He has worked as a Field Training Officer in Patrol and the Investigative Division of the Police Department, has served as a member of the departments Hostage Negation Team and a Critical Incident Response team member. Ret. Sergeant Lunsford has testified in other jurisdictions and states on the information he has obtained and observed in his work.
Lunsford and his wife, retired Officer, Robin Lunsford, have contributed photos and images that have been included and published in Henry Lee’s Crime Scene Handbook, a Forensics Text Book, by Dr. Henry Lee and Dr. Marilyn Miller.
Lunsford has published articles and photographs in the Brotherhood of Martial Artist Magazine, The Urban News and the News Record, News Papers. Previous writings include, Juvenile Subcultures and Issues, and There’s Plenty of Good Air and Sunshine. The latter a compiled narrative on his Grandmother and others in the Asheville NC Community during the Great Depression. Originally documented by Lynn Stevens a WPA writer.
Lunsford is currently working on a collection of short stories tied together by North Carolina folk lore, and a nonfiction history book, Shades of Blue, History, speculation, questions and lies in a mountain Police Department. Living near Asheville NC. He resides on a hilltop with his wonderful wife Robin, a slightly insane cat, Bambi the Dachshund and his biggest fan and critic Liberty the Boston Terrier.