Shelfari edited the description of The Secrets of Clayton County: a novel (Volume 1) Friday, November 16, 2012.
Have you ever bartered products or services? What would you say if someone exchanged Indian pottery for their accountant's tax services? Is that bartering? Could they be taxed? Well, they can. And that's what IRS examiner Sarah Hunter is assigned to do, when she descends upon a small river town in Iowa, like a fox in a hen house, to investigate potential tax resisters, who barter. Her mission is clear. Get the government's money. But, is the big government machine right? Or, do these small town neighbors have the key to survival? As the lovely Sarah Hunter pursues the truth, she must deal with the man she left waiting in Chicago. Then there are the men in Clayton. The one who saved her life, another who stoked her passion, and a third who gave her a precious gift, meant for another woman. How do these experiences effect her work, and her decisions, as she discovers secrets within the community, even its resident's do not know? Only one man, hidden in the shadows, holds the clue. How will her decisions impact the man she has come to love, and her ability to keep the secret he shared with her? Will the government use her to destroy his friends, and the community?