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“Revised Edition Family Ties: Thicker than Blood hints at a balance between the desired and the forbidden. But it’s only when the lines dividing the two are blurred that realization comes: life mandates a division, as the truth we live seldom substantiates the path imagined. There are people to whom circumstance connects you that represent more than branches on a genealogical tree. In Family Ties: Thicker than Blood, author, B. G. Howard explains the need to accept the fact there is no middle ground…and only one option where family is concerned.”

—Professor Gwen Alexis

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REVISED EDITION FAMILY TIES: THICKER THAN BLOOD

Life in rural Georgia proves anything but easy for Willie LeBeaux, as childhood obstacles continue to present emotional and psychological barriers he simply can’t escape. The effort to start anew drives him to the city that never sleeps, where he hopes to get lost amidst the faceless inhabitants of post-911 New York.



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B.G. Howard

B. G. Howard was born and raised in the small town of Baxley, in South Georgia where he graduated high school prior to relocating to Macon, GA. While there, he attended College at Mercer University, though circumstances prevented him from completing his collegiate education.


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Family Ties II: Blood Covenant

Willie returns to Georgia in search of a safe haven following the death of Oz, his mentor. but being home proves even more troublesome; driving him back to New York. Returning to the city will either lead him to uncover much needed answers or raise more questions about his involvement in organized crime. He develops a plan to educate Marcus, Oz’s nephew, in the operation of the “Family Business” without his stepmother’s knowledge.  The quest to track down Oz’s killers is jeopardized by Willie’s romantic involvement with Officer E. Lady which could disrupt his plans for revenge. Can the reluctant successor train Marcus to take over the family’s criminal enterprise without tipping off his stepmother? What are the consequences if she finds out? Willie continues a treacherous game of cloak and dagger that could end with him, or someone close, dead.

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While intelligence does have a nominal value, wisdom is priceless.
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