The Devil's Trap
About the Author

James Babb’s first historical adventure novel, The Devil’s Backbone, was released in 2013. A self-confessed "reluctant reader" in adolescence, Babb wrote for those same readers, who have embraced his vivid characters and taut narrative style. The Devil's Backbone won a coveted national IPPY AWARD in juvenile fiction and was also selected by the Arkansas Historical Association as a winner of the Susannah DeBlack Award awarded to books for young readers.

The second book in the series, The Devil’s Trap, released in 2015, received recognition, along with The Devil’s Backbone, at the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Babb continues to create stories as the inspiration strikes and his laptop battery remains charged. He lives with his wife, Suzanne, in De Queen, Arkansas.

Default Title ISBN 978-0-9914921-2-1 $ 9.99

Next Generation Indie Book Award

256 pages ● 6 x 9”
Interest Level: Grades 3-8 (age 8-13)
Reading Level: Grades 3-4 (ages 8-9)
BISAC Subjects: JUV001000; JUV005000; JUV016140

    The second installment in the Devil's Backbone series

    Fifteen-year-old Brody Martin has taken refuge in Indian Territory from the Miller clan, on the run from charges of horse theft and murder.

    Assuming a false identity, Brody is hired on by Joseph, a Cherokee Indian, to help run his trap lines in the wilderness. Just as he starts to feel safe, he stumbles across a dying man. He quickly learns there are worse things than being separated from his family and wanted for murder.

    With enemies waiting to ambush him in Fort Smith and pure evil stalking through the woods, Brody has to pick his path carefully in order to avoid the Devil's Trap.

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