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Valley Heat
by David Cropp
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Release Date: 06/02/16
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 244
Publisher: Oak Tree Press
Format ISBN Price
Print 978-1-61009-235-7 15.95
Kindle 4.99
Author Page: David Cropp
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Where Dante’s ‘Inferno’ meets the streets of Sacramento. Police sergeant, Jack Kavanaugh faces a soul-searching journey through hell within the backdrop of the streets and alleyways of the Capital City in the 1970s and 80s.  
 
In Valley Heat, Jack’s journey is analogous to Dante’s journey through hell, inferno. As a young man, Jack faces expulsion from a family laced with alcohol abuse and domestic violence. He is eventually accepted into the Sacramento police academy in 1974 and soon begins the struggle between his risk-seeking soul, alcohol abuse and the deviant underworld of crime, prostitution and murder. Various scenarios and characters that Jack faces represent a downward spiral through each of Dante’s circles of inferno: 
 
“Behold Dis, and behold the place 
Where thou with fortitude must arm thyself.” 
Inferno XXXIV, Lines 20-21

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