It's taken almost a year, but Tai Randolph has her new life together. She's running a semi-successful Atlanta gun shop catering to Civil War reenactors. Her lover, the sexy if security-obsessed Trey Seaver, is sorting out his challenges. There's not a single corpse on her horizon, and her previously haphazard existence is finally stable, secure... and unsurprising. Then a tornado blows by a Kennesaw Mountain cemetery, scattering the skeletal remains of a Confederate hero. Assisting the bones recovery effort is a job her late Uncle Dexter would have relished, as does Tai. Does she hit the jackpot on discovering a jumble of bones in the underbrush?
No. The bones reveal a more recent murder, with her deceased uncle leading the suspect list. As Tai struggles to clear Dexter's name - and save the business he left her - she uncovers deadly secrets also buried in the red Georgia clay and realizes there's a live murderer on the loose, a clever killer who has tried to conceal the crimes of the present in the stories of the past. As she risks her own life to unravel two mysteries - one from a previous century, one literally at her doorstep - Tai rediscovers her dangerous taste for murder and mayhem.
What members say
- Carole Dixon
Better and better
Tina Whittle's nooks get better with each installment. In this book, her portrayal of PTSD is spot on. Tina well captures the complexity of relationships in the Deep South and the flavors of individual families which animate the characters. There is no shying away from the difficult history and current affairs which makes the south so unique. Plus Tina writes rip roaring good adventures.