Bury The Lead

Bury The Lead
194 Pages
ISBN 978-0999742365

Weekly newspaper editor Jeff Paine's mind is filled with the detritus of newspaper clippings, presidential tweets, crossword puzzles, and horoscopes. When his artist girlfriend Ada Grigori announces her intention to leave him, he becomes obsessed with finding—or manufacturing—connections between otherwise unrelated events. Driven by professional curiosity and unrelenting cynicism, Paine uses his newspaper to manipulate the people of his hometown of Brisby, Colorado into revealing the ugliness lurking beneath their placid exteriors. A series of dog mutilations and two barely-noticed disappearances set the town on edge, till Paine is able to frame himself for Ada's murder—even though her body has never been found, and there is no evidence of foul play.

Bury The Lead draws readers into the mind of a brilliant but highly unreliable narrator, forcing them to question their own perceptions of objective truth and the existence of a free press in a world where an unsubstantiated tweet can carry more power than an investigative report.

Cassondra Windwalker

About Cassondra Windwalker (Anchorage, Alaska Author)

Cassondra Windwalker

Cassondra Windwalker earned a BA of Letters from the University of Oklahoma. After nine years of homeschooling and volunteer work, she parlayed that highly marketable degree into careers in bookselling and law enforcement. She recently leapt from one mountain range to another and now resides on the coast of Alaska on the Kenai Peninsula, where she writes full-time.

Cassondra's poetry, short stories, and essays can be found in numerous literary journals and have even garnered the occasional award. Her poetry is featured in the art books "The Paths We Take" and "Reflection," both published by Hot Chocolate Press. Her erotic paranormal novel "Parable of Pronouns" was released by Solstice Publishing in January 2018, and she has a satirical thriller coming out in September 2018 from Black Spots Books.