Jeffry R. Halverson, author
A routine story sends one reporter on the search of a lifetime in Jeffry R. Halverson's fantastical new novel, The Mural. Tyler Anderson, a talented young reporter for The Valley Observer in Phoenix, looks forward to escaping the daily grind when he is sent to Ketchum, Arizona, for an exclusive scoop. A mysterious mural, having appeared inexplicably one morning on the side of a local warehouse, is capturing the town's imagination--and heart. With crowds rolling in to get a glimpse, Anderson's mission becomes clear: find the artist responsible for this one-of-a-kind work of art. But time is running out. Tensions in town are surfacing. The warehouse owner threatens to whitewash the mural. In a desperate search for the remarkable artist, Anderson finds more than he anticipated in the small town. The eclectic townspeople, like local restaurateur Abdullah Park, have their own mysteries. And Anderson soon finds their lives intersecting with his own. Finally, as the hours tick away, Anderson makes a profound discovery that lies far beyond his imagination.