The protagonist of this novel is Rick Hill. He is the new publisher of the Lawnsville Crier, the weekly newspaper in fictional Jordon County, West Virginia. Hill quickly learns of the power of the local entrenched and well-funded politicians who burn down his newspaper and plot to murder him. "There's nothing like a good old-fashioned story about political corruption in West Virginia to pique a reader's interest. Hylton uses his experience in the newspaper business to weave a page-turner of a tale that will leave the reader cheering for principled small-town journalism." --Hoppy Kercheval. "Enough is a compelling narrative describing the machinations of a venal county political machine. Set in Southern West Virginia during the famous 1960 John F. Kennedy Presidential primary, Tony Hylton exposes the tawdry details of exercising power in a corrupt political system. He also captures the determined efforts of a brave newspaperman to clean it up. Enough is a fast moving and intriguing read." --H. Marshall Jarrett. The fact that the author, Tony Hylton, was once the editor/publisher of the Hinton (West Virginia) Daily News probably has nothing to do with the vivid imagination he somehow conjures up to capture small-town West Virginia politics.
Terra Alta, West Virginia: Headline Books, 2020. 239 pages. Trade paperback.