The Bernie Factor

      Joseph S. Davis / Humor
The Bernie Factor

What do an unpublished author, a gorgeous strawberry blonde, an albino hit man, a professional gambler, an investment advisor, the federal witness protection program, and a telepathic St. Bernard all have in common? In Pine Valley, CO, just about everything! In the next 48 hours, their worlds will collide, in both a comedy of errors and predestined fate.Nicholas O’Fallon’s life is in a rut. A recent young widower in the sleepy town limits of Pine Valley, CO, he struggles to regenerate his creative muses and craft the next great American novel. Unfortunately, Nick’s achievements have culminated in a part-time bartending gig at the local brewery and writer’s block. But his mid-morning coffee cohort, Vincent, has the solution – get a dog. Reluctant at first, Nick acquiesces and finds, not only a St. Bernard, but also the new love of his life, Shauna. However, there’s a catch. Nick can hear the pooch talk. Compounding his fear of potential insanity, his parents are in route for an unprecedented visit, a mysterious stranger people call Blanco Diablo is lurking about, and the U.S. Marshals Service’s Witness Protection Program seems to be watching Nick’s every move. The next 48 hours will prove interesting, if not downright hilarious.
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