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Novel ‘Dog of the Afterworld’ spotlights Barton County

Unruh, Pawnee Rock son, spins tale of spies, corruption, human trafficking and romance

Leon Unruh, author of Dog of the Afterworld, grew up in Pawnee Rock and has many fond memories of spending time during high school in Great Bend as a member of the Argonne Rebels. These towns feature vividly in the novel, along with Russian spies and assassins, corrupt politicians, criminals and...

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As a recent transplant to Great Bend, getting to know the area and the people has been a constant activity for the past year and a half.  So, when a copy of Dog of the Afterworld by Leon Unruh made it to my desk, I was intrigued.
While the novel focuses on crime, corruption and redemption, with romance and heroism liberally added, the theme is one of self-forgiveness and of the resilience and determination of the human spirit.   
I wasn’t disappointed as I entered the world of Nikolai Fyodorov, a hired assassin for the Russian shadow government as he ...

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