BOOKS BY JAMES A. CARSON
A Man's Hungry Heart
A Man’s Hungry Heart is the sequel to master storyteller Jim Carson’s powerful trilogy that takes place in the river town of Memphis, Tennessee overlooking the mighty Mississippi.
After the début novel, A Chasing After The Wind, Mack Shannon continues his quest for power and recognition by gambling all that he owns and can borrow to design and construct, a development consisting of the Trinity Towers: three, 33 story corporate towers, a world class shopping mall, and The Astor Hotel and Casino.
This is the largest private endeavor in the history of Tennessee. Mack spends every waking hour fighting to insure its success, but two of his childhood nemesis, Crazy Ray and Dago, return and continue their revenge to destroy his empire.
Mack, a patron of the arts, has offered his palatial home to celebrate the 125th birthday of The Beethoven Club. Among the guests is Chancellor McKenzie O’Connor, a woman who can finally match him in wit and ambition, and when introduced: Mack turned at the call of his name and was so stunned by her natural beauty and magnetism that his heart skipped a beat. He was close, so close he could smell her minted breath. He stared for the longest time into her green eyes and for the first time he understood what the songwriter meant when he wrote, “When Irish eyes are smiling, they steal your heart away.”
Fantasy is not reality. Reality, of which he is unaware, is that she has signed a warrant for his arrest.
Now, at the top of his game, he has narrowed his objectives to what is most important in his life: his legacy and his 10-year old daughter, Irish Shannon. Will Mack complete his life long dream of power and fame? Or will he have to risk more than just his fortune to save his young daughter?"
A Chasing After The Wind
A Chasing After the Wind is Jim Carson’s long awaited novel and the first of his powerful trilogy.
No one should have to start life with a tragic loss, but Mack Shannon had no choice, it was as if he was born with a birthmark of a black cloud. Sent by his Uncle Mickey to live at an all boys Catholic orphanage, he meets his life long nemesis, Crazy Ray, a devious and unsavory character that causes him to be hunted and beaten for a crime he didn’t commit. His uncle has had enough, and in the dark morning mist, after a second clash with the police, Mack is shipped off on a towboat downriver to Natchez, Mississippi to live with a spinster aunt on her 100,000-acre farm, Shamrock Plantation.
These misfortunes are like a disease with no cure, but Mack learns to use them as building blocks for the upcoming challenge of a once in a lifetime opportunity from his Aunt Irish.
Will Mack rise to the challenge of becoming greater than he ever imagined, or will he fall into the Memphis underworld of drug lords and hit men?