Patch Town: Up From The Ashes

by Robert Parlante

Genres: Fiction

ISBN: 9781620205365

160 pages

Price: $13.99

Someone is trying to harm Martin Gilmore. First a white jalopy with a missing tailgate tries to run him down. He encounters road rage involving a dark blue van. Then an oversized black truck stalks him for the final kill.

As Martin follows clues leading to the suspected killer, he receives startling news. His young daughter Ruthie faces a diagnosis of breast cancer. Martin’s world collapses, having lost his wife three years earlier to cancer. And now will Ruthie face a similar nightmare?

Employed by a real estate development company, Martin is drawn into a web of corporate deceit as Ruthie’s illness overwhelms him, and the killer zeroes in on him.

Martin must confront hard choices: be a supportive dad to Ruthie, try to live as an ethical believer, and deal with his feelings for his friend Linda. In the end, Martin faces an inferno of hatred where his life hangs in balance and his trust in God is challenged.


Robert “Bob” Parlante is a minister married to Angela, and they live in Matthews, North Carolina. They have three children and nine grandkids. His favorite pastimes usually involve books, gardening, and spending time with family.

Patch Town: Up from the Ashes is Bob’s second book in the Patch Town series.