Trail of the Butterfly

| October 21, 2017


Trail of the Butterfly is the story of a man who finds that wealth does not bring contentment to a man’s inner self, and by facing death a man discovers the things vital to a full, happy life.

Reared by his Indian grandmother, who named him Bright Light in Night, Blin Burge defied family tradition by graduating from high school out in the hot, dusty West Texas plains, and after years of hard work became a successful businessman in Houston. But when he was compelled to go to work for federal undercover drug agents to avoid having his two nightclubs shut down,, his life takes a perilous turn. And when a federal judge dismisses felony charges against organized crime figures who wee indicted on the evidence he gathered, he must escape the gunmen chasing him and find a remote area where he cannot be found.

Blin flees to a large forest bordering the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation where his grandmother, Laura Batitse, was born and spent her early years, a place he promised her he would someday visit for her sake. Riding horseback into the big timer, Blin is threatened by solitude, a storm, snakes, hybrid killer wolves and three smalltime drug dealers who steal his supplies and compass. Lost under heavy cloud cover, he must find the Reservation without his compass or starve. In the face of mounting odds, Blin finds the strength to continue fighting for his life by remembering his grandmother’s early teachings regarding the survival of body and spirit.

Accompanied by an old hybrid wolf which he comes to suspect represents tee spirit of is deceased grandmother, and with the assistance of a pretty young woman he finds in the woods, Blin fights to escape he insane step-brother and uncle of his new lady friend, and survive a gunfight with the gangsters’ gunmen in a helicopter who spot him and his lady friend fleeing through the woods on his horse.


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