Chief Warrant Officer Sam Blackman lost a leg in the Iraq War and, after testifying in Congress about the treatment of veterans, was sent where they figured he wouldn’t be able to cause any more trouble: Asheville, NC. He is almost finished with his rehab when a local woman visits him and offers him a job with her security company. She promises to visit again, but is murdered before she can do so. After her death, a diary written by 12 year-old Henderson Youngblood in 1919 is found hidden in her apartment … and Sam’s name is on it. Sam leaves the VA hospital and begins his civilian life by helping the deceased woman’s sister investigate the modern crime and its connections to a death in the diary. This is the first book in de Castrique’s series of mysteries featuring the Sam Blackman character.
Check this title’s availability in the UNC-Chapel Hill Library catalog.