Blue Ridge, Black Heart
The kidnapping of a young woman lures novice Chattanooga investigator Morgan Pike into a deadly web of north Georgia survivalists, backwoods bikers and contract killers. Bombs explode and bullets fly as she hunts for the missing girl, but she won’t give up. Rookie mistakes coupled with her stubborn determination create life-or-death drama punctuated by roll-on-the-floor funny scenes.
The story rips through the southern Appalachian Mountains, down to New Orleans and back. The supporting cast of offbeat characters (the gay Cajun bounty hunter, the snarky hacker from the projects, the autistic horse whisperer) adds depth and genuine regional flavor to a fast-paced and thoroughly enjoyable novel.
About Geraldine Powell (Chattanooga, Tennessee Author)
Geraldine Powell lives with her partner, five cats and a dog on the side of Signal Mountain near Chattanooga. She has spent much of her life in the mountains of Tennessee and southern Virginia and has an abiding affection for the southern Appalachians. She also loves mystery novels. So it’s no surprise that her first book combines the two. She has been a waitress, a bartender, an oyster shucker, and a bicycle messenger. She has sold encyclopedias in the coal fields of West Virginia and managed construction companies. She is an award winning ceramic artist and for a short time owned an art gallery. Now she and her partner operate an orchid nursery.
She brings this broad experience and an unusual sense of humor to her first novel, “Blue Ridge, Black Heart,” which is available as an e-book in all the usual places and as a paperback on Amazon.