IN THE LAND OF SECOND CHANCES by George Shaeffner, (c) 2004. This trade paperback is a little off putting to me. As if I’m reading the script to a play. I guess it’s supposed to be full of “magic.” This book is about the citizens of a small town in Ebb, Nebraska. Of course most books have quirky characters in them, have you noticed that? You need to make the story hold a reader’s interest. In this story a “Games of Chance” salesman named Vernon Moore drifts into town changing the lives of some of it’s inhabitants. He’s a miracle worker of some sort.