hen copyeditor Ernest 'Sparky' Heming-way (no relation) got a call from the daughter of his Vietnam buddy George Washington (also no relation), he teamed up with his friend Doc Holiday (no relation, of course), saved Tenisha, and turned his entire life up-sidedown. Sparky took Tenisha back to his town, which is filled with decidedly odd folks who all think he's nuts, because rearing an almost grown inner-city teenager is an unenviable task. But Sparky knows that the promises made in war last even longer than life. When Sparky gets roped into becoming a deputy sheriff and an old flame comes back into town, the sparks (not his) start flying. And is there any doubt that a dead body or two will join the party any minute?Rosenberg, Joel C. is the author of 'Family Matters', published 2004 under ISBN 9780765304995 and ISBN 0765304996.