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In Search of the Yellow Dog [Kindle Edition]

George L Potter
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Book Description

Life is peaceful in the little town of Bogalusa, Louisiana, and that suits Randall Oliver just fine. A semi-retired attorney, he keeps his legal skills sharp mostly by helping his family and childhood friends with their legal matters, but is happy to take on one final project for his former father-in-law, dying oil wildcatter Buck Townsend.

It's hardly the routine affair he expected. Within weeks, Randall finds himself neck-deep in a quagmire of environmental politics. His opponents, including his own brother James, are more than willing to use dirty pool and strong-arm tactics in an attempt to halt the drilling in the Yellow Dog Prospect near Bogalusa. It's nothing Randall hasn't encountered before, so he forges on in the face of both negative political ads and physical threats. He's made a promise to Buck, and refuses to bow down to the bullying of their adversaries...though his resolve is seriously tested when eco-terrorists strike the project, and his fiancée, Deena, is attacked by armed gunmen.

Driven by a relentless determination to protect Deena and complete this final project for his dying friend, Randall pushes onward through a morass of political cupidity, family crises, and repeated attacks to pick apart the tangled threads of a conspiracy seemingly designed to destroy everything he loves. What he discovers isn't quite what he expected...and it almost gets him killed.

The action in Yellow Dog moves from the Cajun country of south Louisiana to the piney woods of rural Washington Parish to the mountains of western North Carolina and to Highland Park, the posh upscale suburb of Dallas.

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  • File Size: 253 KB
  • Print Length: 199 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 146358511X
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004RHB5YW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,172,920 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book. November 28, 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I ordered the book, "In Search of the Yellow Dog,as the author graduated from high school with me and also, because the book description sounded interesting to me, especially as the events took place near my hometown of many years ago. The book is what I expected and so interesting, having different enjoyable aspects. I love mysteries and this one is also spiced up with some romance. I would recommend others buy this great book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book in so many ways October 5, 2011
By Regie
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I loved the use of Bogalusa, my hometown, for the settings. That made the book all the more interesting for me, seeing familiar street names and other references I grew up with. The oil and gas parts were very interesting too. The part with the helicopter delivery of the oil equipment rang so true. In the 80's my father was going to have an oil well drilled on his property in North Louisiana, but to do so, the equipment would have to cross his sister's property. She said, "over my dead body"...!!! The investor said that wouldn't be a problem, since they could helicopter it OVER her, and she could go on living! This book brought back all those memories.

The planning and building of Randall and Deena's new house was along my interest too since I draw house plans. It all left me wanting MORE, for the story to go on. Maybe the sequel book could pick up with them finishing the house and spending time rocking on the porch, with him telling her all about his growing up in Bogalusa (since she is not from the Bogalusa area) and use some of the things from back in the olden/golden days of Bogalusa, much as my grandpa used to do with me when I was a child. I could sit for hours listening to him tell about things in his day. OR, Randall and Deena could have children and he can rock on the porch and tell them about the old days.

I enjoyed reading about the Rebel Train, as I have heard so much about it thru the years. I also loved the fact that Randall and James were twins and could do sneaky twin things.

The part where Randall had the small Jeweler on Columbia Street open on Sunday just for him, tugged at my heart, when he called him Andy I cried! Mr Andy did the same thing for my dad when he and mom decided on Sunday afternoon to "Just do it" and have the wedding that day.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good book November 19, 2011
By Lerrgoo
I won a copy of this book on Library Thing. This was a very quick read and centered upon the main character named Randall Oliver who is a semi- retired lawyer who lives in a small Louisiana town of Bogalusa. The author's use of description provides a well painted background of this oil and gas region. The book has a lot of twists and turns and I like how he in a way makes you feel sorry for the main character. The further he digs, the more danger he gets into. I really liked this book and will be anxiously awaiting more from this character.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Wild ride October 3, 2011
By Snailz
In Search of the Yellow Dog by George L. Potter is a wild ride of ups and downs, twists and turns, and leaves one yearning for more. Although it starts slowly as he describes the area, he causes one to visualize the setting and to understand the technical aspects of the story in layman's terms. The character of Randall Oliver is one who will make you sympathic towards his situations and cheering for him with his triumphs. I'm anxious to hopefully encounter Randall Oliver again!
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5.0 out of 5 stars In Search of the Yellow Dog September 23, 2011
By mamie
If you have an interest in Louisiana, this book has all the ingredients of a good spicey read; suspense, money, love, business wheeling and dealing and a little sex. Since I a native of that area, it was like a trip home, so many of the places mentioned are familiar and the discussion of traditions stirred positive feelings. Both men and women will enjoy this book, easy to stick in your pocket and read on the porch or beach.
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More About the Author

George L Potter, born in Bogalusa, La in 1941; educated at LSU, Chemical Engineering, 1965; Law, 1974. Potter has extensive experience in oil exploration and production in Texas, Louisiana and the Republic of Yemen. Potter retired from Hunt Oil Company in 2002 and relocated from Dallas, Texas to Asheville, NC. In Search of the Yellow Dog and its prequel, The Treasure of Money Hill, are set in southeast Louisiana, while Death in the Empty Quarter is set in exotic Yemen.


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