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Book details
  • Genre:DRAMA
  • SubGenre:American
  • Language:English
  • Pages:199
  • eBook ISBN:9781624884368

Robbie

by Aubrey Jones

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Overview
Robbie by Aubrey Jones Frank Proctor, a thirty-six-year-old school teacher, is tired of having no authority to counteract crime in his school in Fayetteville, North Carolina. His wife, Connie, is a government employee. When he sees one of his students in a ditch with her throat slashed, he resigns his job, leaves his family (wife and two children), and moves 115 miles away to Union City to become a policeman.
Description
Robbie by Aubrey Jones Frank Proctor, a thirty-six-year-old school teacher, is tired of having no authority to counteract crime in his school in Fayetteville, North Carolina. His wife, Connie, is a government employee. When he sees one of his students in a ditch with her throat slashed, he resigns his job, leaves his family (wife and two children), and moves 115 miles away to Union City to become a policeman. In Union City the only police job is that of an unpaid auxiliary officer. To earn his keep and have money to send his family he takes a job as a desk clerk in the motel where he’s staying. The motel manager allows Frank to work during his off time from the police department. Worried that he won’t qualify with the pistol he’s issued, Frank has a new friend, a black officer, Dexter Griswold, suggest that he get Robbie Moran, a ten-year veteran with the Washington, D.C. Police Department to teach him to shoot. She does and he succeeds in qualifying. As they occasionally work a shift together, he and the beautiful Robbie find they’re strongly attracted to each other. She left D.C to get away from the young girls in her area going into prostitution, and she and Frank realize they’ve come to Union City for similar reasons. Robbie, too, is married with a daughter, and her husband, Leo, runs a body shop. His skills are such that he can always find a job. Finally Robbie tells Leo that she and Frank are in love. The Morans are Christians, and Leo, while deeply hurt, is a man of deep faith. One afternoon Dexter and Frank go to the farm of a man who has filed a missing person report on his wife. While Dexter is talking to the man, Frank walks about and sees the woman in a pig sty. He casually walks back toward the two men as Robbie drives up and gets in the conversation. With no warning the man swings the ax he was leaning on, virtually decapitating Dexter. Robbie is in the process of drawing her weapon, but Dexter is knocked into her and her pistol goes flying as she falls. The man swings the ax in a circular motion to bring it down on Robbie’s head when Frank draws and fires two rounds in quick succession. Two blood splotches spread on the front of the man’s shirt as he topples forward across her feet. Later Robbie and Frank call their spouses to the police department and after Dexter’s funeral they go back to where they were before. Robbie works with girls on the street in her old area and Frank is named Teacher of the Year. The story ends with him placing flowers at the spot where his student once lay nearly decapitated.
About the author
Aubrey Jones is an author whose works span over three decades. His first published novel, A Moment of Silence, was released by Thomas Nelson Publishers in 1995. He has also authored numerous published articles, 15 screenplays, and seven additional novels including An American Highway, Image, Robbie, and Wise Guy. Aubrey Jones holds undergraduate degrees in English Literature and Psychology as well as a Masters in Theology and Doctorate in Ministry. Dr. Jones’ writings are largely reflective of his upbringing and his deep, introspective nature. Having grown up in Colonial Heights, VA, a town of significance during both the Revolutionary War and later the Civil War, his writings combine his vast knowledge of historical American events with his passion for exploring the human condition. Central to many of his writings is the inner conflict experienced by the main character and his/her struggle to overcome that conflict. In August 2011, Dr. Jones celebrated 44 years of marriage with his wife and best friend, Evelyn. He and his wife currently reside in Kinston, NC. Dr. Jones has two adult daughters, four grandchildren, and numerous extended relatives. In addition to being a passionate family man, Dr. Jones has served on a voluntarily basis for numerous non-profit organizations and is actively involved in various civic organizations in North Carolina. When not serving or writing, Dr. Jones enjoys staying in shape and mentoring others. Dr. Aubrey Jones has spoken to audiences nationwide and is available, by appointment, for book readings, seminars, and lectures.
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