"Burnsworth nails the voice of new Southern noir. This talented author will win you over with his engaging and multi-faceted hero, then keep you turning pages with his suspense, Southern-voiced wit and sharp insight into the not-so-pleasant side of a fascinating city." - Hank Phillippi Ryan, Mary Higgins Clark Award-Winning Author of Say No More
Lowcountry bar owner and ex-Marine Brack Pelton heads to Atlanta in the wake of a panicked 3 AM phone call. A woman is missing and Brack's friend Mutt is in danger. Brack's old flame, investigative news correspondent Darcy Wells, now lives there and is set to marry another man. If Brack was honest with himself, and he usually wasn't, he'd realize that the missing woman isn't the reason for his visit. His Semper Fi buddy Mutt can handle himself just fine.
When Brack and Mutt team up to find the woman, the Atlanta underworld revolts, the two biggest players target them, and people start dying. Most people would size up the situation, call it impossible, and walk away. But most people are not Brack Pelton. Impossible situations are his specialty. He made it through Afghanistan and when the military commanders mistook suicidal tendencies for leadership qualities they promoted him. Can Brack succeed at finding the woman, protecting his friend, and winning the girl without destroying the Capital of the South? Not since Sherman's march across Georgia has the city of Atlanta been in this much danger.
"Hop on board for a hard-edged debut that's fully loaded with car chases (particularly Mustangs), war veterans, old grudges, and abundant greed. A choppy start belies a well-executed plotline enhanced by the atmospheric Palmetto State setting." - Library Journal (on Southern Heat)
"This second case for Brack is marked by a challenging mystery, quirky characters, and nonstop action." ―Kirkus Reviews (on Burning Heat)
"In Brack Pelton, Burnsworth introduces a jaded yet empathetic character I hope to visit again and again." - Susan M. Boyer, Agatha Award-Winning Author of Lowcountry Book Club
"What could be more fun than sitting down with a David Burnsworth novel about Brack Pelton and his colorful life in Charleston'...Burnsworth is outstanding as he brings out the heat, the smells, the colors, and the history of Charleston during Pelton's mission to bring the killer to justice." - John Carenen, Author of A Far Gone Night
"If you have always suspected that there is more to Charleston than quaint Southern charm and ghost stories, then David Burnsworth's noir series, featuring ex-soldier, tiki bar owner, and part time beach bum, Brack Pelton may just be the antidote to a surfeit of sweet tea." - Michael Sears, Shamus Award-Winning Author of Black Fridays
Related subjects include: Private investigator books, suspense, whodunit mysteries whodunnit, murder mystery series, Southern fiction.
Books in the Brack Pelton Mystery Series:
SOUTHERN HEAT (#1)
BURNING HEAT (#2)
BIG CITY HEAT (#3)
Books in the Blu Carraway Mystery Series:
BLU HEAT (Prequel Novella)
IN IT FOR THE MONEY (#1)
Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all...
- 296 pages
- Henery Press (12/31/16)
- 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches