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Published:April 14th, 2013 19:45 EST
 'Deadly Lode' by Randall Reneau Wins Richard Boes Memorial Award

'Deadly Lode' by Randall Reneau Wins Richard Boes Memorial Award

By SOP newswire

Randall Reneau`s novel Deadly Lode has claimed the 2012 Richard Boes Memorial Award.

The announcement about the award, posted on Reflections of Viet Nam, tells that the book has won $200 cash prize for the best debut book by a veteran in the category of fiction/memoir. The contest is administered by Reader Views Inc. and sponsored by the Modern History Press of Ann Arbor, Michigan.

"I am so pleased to have won this award!" says the author about his achievement. "Richard Boes and I were in Vietnam at the same time. So, winning his award has a very special meaning to me."

Deadly Lode is the story of Geologist Trace Brandon whose serendipitous discovery of the long forgotten Sullivan Mine is closely followed by a series of unnatural deaths, catching the attention of FBI Special Agent Beau Monroe while foreign agents are drawn to Brandon`s project owing to the high grade uranium ore in the site. The novel blends elements of a thriller fiction with realism.

"I wanted to give the reader a realistic look at the `underbelly` of small publicly traded mining companies. Where every hot assay is worth a buck a share, and every trader is looking for an angle to make a killing. And where stock promotion is every bit as critical as proven reserves," Reneau tells about his book.  

About the Author

Randall Reneau has been a professional geologist for about 40 years. He is the co-founder of Uranium Energy Corporation and Strategic American Oil Corporation. He is also an award-winning military veteran and is currently based in Texas. To learn more about Randall Reneau and his work, visit his website 


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