When a Tennessee Highway Patrolman is mysteriously murdered, the clues are non-existent. Police have the name of a possible suspect, but he’s nowhere to be found. Carson gets involved at the request of the local sheriff, but when the best lead disappears; his assistance is no longer needed.
Things are not what they seem, and it appears the bad guys are winning this war of wits. Everyone has more questions than answers, and just when it seems the mystery has been solved, Carson discovers that it has only gotten worse.
Follow Carson in this strange circle of money, lies, murder and bad guys who have everyone chasing them and their ‘Deadly Decision.’
Nathan Battle & Susan Battle (wife) like most couples were fighting over money
By Tony Parsons
1962, Memphis, TN. Nathan Battle & Susan Battle (wife) like most couples were fighting over money.
Nathan decided to not go to their apartment (1611 Summer Ave., # 12), but instead, go visit his brother Evan Battle (Brown-Thompson shoe factory) in Humboldt.
At the Hatchie River bridge (Highway 70/79) Nathan spied a car that had crashed.
A confrontation with the incoherent man didn’t end well.
Beside him lay a briefcase crammed full of $500,000 worth of cash.
Tom Longwood & Frankie Longwood ran an illegal operation (cards, booze, prostitutes) out of the Humboldt Motel (Sunset 4; Capital Loan & Pawn, Memphis mafia).
Joey ‘get outta’ town’ Moretti (Memphis Mafia, former NY Gambino family) would frequent the place.
Sergeant Jordan Helms (TN. Highway Patrol) stopped to talk with Nathan & check out the wreck.
Nathan made it to Evan’s place said hi to Cassidy Moon (Evan’s GF).
Nathan & Evan went to Chiefs Motel & Restaurant to have a beer & talk.
Deputy Sheriff Jimmy McElroy, Sheriff Trent Lowery (Haywood Co.), & Captain Chip Falstaff (TN. Highway Patrol) arrive at the accident scene.
Sergeant Helms & Riley Manning (Lexington, KT.) had been murdered.
Joey showed up at Evan’s house & that did not go as planned.
He had been shot by Titus Dunwoody.
Joey called Guido Carbone (BMF, Memphis Mafia)
Sheriff Leroy Epsee (Gibson Co.) asked Carson Reno (Drake Detective agency) to help with the murder cases.
Titus pulled into the Harmon’s Creek Country Store parking lot with Nathan, Evan (shot), Sissy Chase (Cassidy’s BFF), & Cassidy.
What happened at Harmon’s Creek fish camp?
Will the murder mysteries get solved & someone brought to justice?
Wow, the priceless antique cars.
I had an MH client who lived in a trailer & a lot that looked just exactly like that 1.
& the 2nd. a trailer as well.
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A very awesome book cover, great font & writing style. Wow, a very well written crime mystery book. It was very easy for me to read/follow from start/finish & never a dull moment. There were no grammar/typo errors, nor any repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a huge set of unique characters to keep track of. This could also make another great crime mystery movie, or better yet a mini TV series. 1 you won’t want to put down. There is no doubt in my mind this is a very easy rating of 5 stars.
Thank you for the free Goodreads; Making Connections; Author; PDF book
Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)