"When Jenkins learns Rachel has gone missing, he cancels holiday leaves, mobilizes the personnel at Prospect PD, and enlists his friends from the FBI to help find her.
During the early stages of the investigation, Sam develops several promising leads, but as they begin to fizzle, his prime suspect drops off the planet and all the resources of the FBI aren’t helping.
After a lucky break and a little old-fashioned pressure on an informant produce an important clue, the chief leads his team deep into the Smoky Mountains to rescue his friend. But after Rachel is once again safe at home, he finds their problems are far from over.
Additionally, I just heard the proof recording of my novelette, The Great Smokey Mountain Bank Job, that’s on the coming soon list at Mind Wings Audio. That will also be published in eBook format.
Then there’s another novel I’m editing and revising, Pigeon River Blues, I’ll be sending to Iconic when they’re ready to read. Here’s the gist of the story:
Winter in the Smokies can be a tranquil time of year—unless Sam Jenkins sticks his thumb into the sweet potato pie.
This time, the ex-New York detective turned Tennessee police chief was minding his own business when the mayor asked him to act as a bodyguard for a famous country and western star who’s returned to her hometown of Prospect and received threats from a rightwing group calling themselves The Coalition for American Family Values.
C.J. Profitt was rich and famous and ready to tell the world about her alternative lifestyle—a way of living the Coalition hated.
Reluctantly, Jenkins takes on the job of keeping C.J. safe while she performs at a charity benefit.
Jenkins also hires a down-on-his-luck retired detective as a clerk-typist at Prospect PD and finds himself thrown back years in time with old Army acquaintances who factor into a complicated plot of attempted murder by poisoning, blowing up a music hall at the Dollywood theme park, and other general insurrection on Sam’s “peaceful side of the Smokies.”