Today’s featured book is Lowcountry Bribe by C. Hope Clark.
Why I chose this book:
Female protagonist. Southern charm. Setting is the Department of Agriculture (you don’t see that often). I also didn’t expect the Department to be so exciting.
A killer wants to make certain she buys the farm.
Threats, a missing boss, a very dead co–worker, a high–level investigation and a sinister hog farmer: Lowcountry Ag Department manager Carolina Slade is a bean–counting civil servant in hot water.
Carolina Slade is a by–the–book county manager for the Department of Agriculture–a civil servant who coordinates federal loans for farmers in the coastal Lowcountry of South Carolina. When one of her clients, a hog farmer named Jessie Rawlings, offers her a bribe, Slade reports Jessie to her superiors. The next thing she knows, she’s besieged by Resident Agent–In–Charge, now a Contract Investigator, Wayne Largo from the Feds’ IG Office in Atlanta. He and his partner have come to investigate Slade’s accusations, and if possible catch Jessie in the act of handing over money.
However, the IG isn’t telling Slade everything. The agents are also investigating the disappearance of Slade’s boss the year before in connection to possible land fraud. And when the sting on Jessie goes bad, the case is put on hold and Wayne is called back to Atlanta, leaving Slade to fear not only for her life and job, but for her children’s safety.
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Remember that these books are listed at a discount through Amazon. You also don’t have to purchase the version that is featured here. Many of these books are available in multiple formats: e–book, hardcover, softcover, and audio. Enjoy!
– Clay Stafford, Founder of Killer Nashville