I am glad that you did write and concur that Thomas Ayres is a very compelling, spirited, and extemely talented writer. He writes with such a unique style that it makes you look forward to reading his next book. My husband, Terry G. Scriber, actually recommended that I read Mr. Ayres book and just raved about his writing abilities. We, too, wish that he would visit this board. For those of you who have never read, "Dark and Bloody Ground", we whole-heartedly recommend it! Jim, he does have another book entitled, "That's Not in My American History Book". He is truly a gifted author!