A Plot for Pridemore: A Novel by Stephen Roth

By Stephen Roth

for 5 heart-churning days, the area turns its cognizance to tiny Pridemore, Missouri, the place rescue groups paintings round the clock to unfastened a mentally challenged guy from a collapsed cave.That’s how Mayor Roe Tolliver envisions it, besides. Weary of observing the city he’s led for greater than 40 years slide into monetary oblivion, the mayor hatches a devious and hazardous plan—trap an area guy within the bowels of within sight Dragon's Ice condo cavern, commence an immense rescue operation, and instructed a media vigil that places Pridemore at the map for many years to come back. Over the process a 12 months, the mayor and his cronies perform the convoluted scheme, which comprises every thing from bilking country funds for a bogus vacationer allure to hiring a military “ballistics advisor” to detonate the limestone cavern. Their good fortune hinges on unassuming pawn Digby Willers, whose simple-minded likeability presents human curiosity within the made-for-television predicament. As occasions spread, in spite of the fact that, forces past even the mayor’s regulate flip Digby’s rescue right into a actual, life-or-death drama. prepare for a fast moving romp choked with quirky characters, hilarious twists and turns, and a small city that simply could get its fifteen mins of fame.

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