DAVID CROW. The Pale-Faced Lie: A True Story

DAVID CROW. The Pale-Faced Lie: A True Story. Sandra Jonas Publishing. Hardcover, 352 pages, $28.95; e-book, $9.99.  .www.sandrajonaspublishing.com

Growing up on the Navajo Indian Reservation, David Crow and his siblings idolized their dad. Tall, strong, smart, and brave, the self-taught Cherokee regaled his family with stories of his World War II feats. But as time passed, David discovered the other side of Thurston Crow, the ex-con with his own code of ethics that justified cruelty, violence, lies—even murder.  A shrewd con artist with a genius IQ, Thurston intimidated David with beatings to coerce him into doing his criminal bidding. David’s mom, too mentally ill to care for her children, couldn’t protect him. Through sheer determination, and with the help of a few angels along the way, David managed to get into college and achieve professional success. When he finally found the courage to stop helping his father with his criminal activities, he unwittingly triggered a plot of revenge that would force him into a showdown with Thurston Crow.  Written with unflinching honesty and surprising humor, The Pale-Faced Lie is an unforgettable testament to the power of forgiveness and the strength of the human spirit.